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Gardeners dig deep for homeless youth

 ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Gardeners are doing all that they can to help the youth in the Rochester area.

A garden fair was held Saturday at the Olmsted County History Center to benefit Rochester's homeless youth. Coordinators of the event say nearly 1,000 people showed up to support the homeless by donating non-perishable food, paper products, and cleaning supplies.

"To be able to have the youth here to be able to talk and kind of advocate for what we do, I think it kind of makes things real to people who don't know about the homeless population here," says Tonya Bauer of the Rochester LINK Program. "Being able to have them share their stories... it makes a big impact."

Besides gardening, there were items for sale, and children got to pet and interact with cute farm animals.

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