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Preschoolers visit the community garden in Harvard, Illinois, USA, every Monday from spring to fall to learn about garden-related topics. 

The garden is the special focus of the Rotary Club of Harvard, which has provided annual funding since 2011.

"With the goals of alleviating hunger and educating the community, master gardeners from University of Illinois Extension planted the garden in 2001 on a half-acre parcel donated by the city and adjacent to the public library. Over the years, the master gardeners have enlisted the support of many businesses, organizations, and clubs, including the Rotary Club of Harvard, making the project a community-wide effort. 

As many as 250 needy families benefit from the 10,000 pounds of vegetables that are grown and donated every year to the local food pantry. The fresh produce serves as a safety net for many families. "

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