Keegan Clifford first discovered his appreciation for edible gardening as a young boy growing up on the island of Trinidad, where he helped his great-grandfather harvest bananas and cocoa from his garden. As an adult, Keegan reconnected with gardening as a form of stress relief from an almost 200-mile-aday commute to and from his full-time job as a GIS (geographic information system) specialist in Maryland—which turned into an opportunity to run a CSA for a few years. Each winter he enjoys poring over seed catalogs to select both tried-and-true veggies as well as new and intriguing ones for his home garden. While learning to garden in another part of the world has had its challenges, Keegan has found that each failure and success adds to the richness and excitement of his gardening journey.
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