Armed with a rake, Carly Stalder was ready to level some dirt on a recent overcast Saturday. As others around her placed onion seeds one by one in the soil and watered transplanted broccoli, the 19-year-old college student was helping prepare crop rows at the University of Texas Micro Farm in East Austin.
Stalder and about 20 other volunteers spent their weekend morning digging in the dirt at the small area of land across Interstate 35 from the UT campus, to the faint sounds of cheering at a nearby softball game.
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