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The Call of the Land S t o r y & P h o t o graph y B y Car o line T a y l o r Tanya Spandhla had been tending her small plot in a community garden near her home in Germantown. It was a satisfying hobby. But her commute to work each day took her past verdant swaths of farmland and she was pulled toward doing and growing more. What Tanya yearned for was a few acres of her own to cultivate crops like the ones she and her family tended together years ago in Zimbabwe. After hearing Tanya pine for “a little piece of ground” for some little time, a friend urged her to research local resources that might help. Tanya discovered Land Link Montgomery, and it was a good day for all of us. 14 plenty I autumn harvest 2019