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    GALLERY: KVCC marks first year of agriculture program - Photo by Jeff Pouland | of | Share this photo

    Katherine Creswell, farm manager in the KVCC sustainable agriculture program picks cold-tolerant lettuce called Salanova inside an unheated greenhouse, known as a high tunnel, on Friday.

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    Some chard inside an unheated greenhouse, called a high tunnel, at Kennebec Valley Community College’s Harold Alfond Campus in Hinckley on Friday. KVCC is the only community college in Maine with a sustainable agriculture program.

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    Students working on the farm at Kennebec Valley Community College’s sustainable agriculture program raise several kinds of livestock including chickens, pigs and sheep.

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    Katherine Creswell, farm manager at Kennebec Valley Community College’s Harold Alfond Campus in Hinckley, makes her way through the snow outside an unheated greenhouse, called a high tunnel, which allows plants to be nurtured in winter. The plants don’t grow, but remain fresh until picked.

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    Kennebec Valley Community College President Richard Hopper stands inside an old dairy barn that will soon be converted to a field-based education center and food processing facility at the Harold Alfond Campus in Hinckley as part of the school’s sustainable agriculture program.

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    Katherine Creswell, farm manager in Kennebec Valley Community College’s sustainable agriculture program writes her to-do list on Friday. KVCC is the only community college in Maine with a sustainable agriculture program.

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