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At Wootens' Farm, the Produce Thrives on Love and Country Music

At Wootens' Farm, the Produce Thrives on Love and Country Music

John Wooten was nine when he planted his first garden.

It was 1958, and Wooten, under the encouragement of his grandfather, took a packet of seeds and some simple gardening tools to the vacant half-acre lot behind his family’s home in Ventura County, Calif. Without quite knowing what he was doing, he emptied the contents of the seed packet into a hole in the soil. Vigilantly, he waited for something edible to sprout.

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