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Updated: 12/18/2013 04:48:33PM

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SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH, eallen@sun-herald.com
North Port High School teacher Jim Noonan talks to Coexist Club students Kirstin LeClercq and Elijah Horton, both 17, about which plants are ready to pick at the school's community garden.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH, eallen@sun-herald.com
Amanda Burke, 14, an NPHS freshman and Coexist member, waters plants at the school's community garden.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH, eallen@sun-herald.com

Bees fly around sunflowers on the North Port High campus.

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

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NORTH PORT — Butterflies and bees aren’t the only ones benefiting from the sunflowers, string beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and cabbage grown at the North Port High School community garden.

Freshly grown produce at the campus is donated to the school’s Bobcat Boutique — which provides food, clothing, school supplies and personal-care items for students — and then given to families in need.

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