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New arrival's garden delivering produce – by the bucket


July 31, 2019

Sarah Brown

DONNIE LOWMAN harvests peppers in the garden he's growing in buckets outside his home in a local mobile home park.

Of The New Era

On Donnie Lowman's bucket list is the dream to own a farm, set up some worker bees, and start a hydroponic gardening system.

Until then, he's settling for growing a garden – in buckets.

Lowman, along with his brother David, moved to a trailer park in Sweet Home from Florida last year, and he already has a thriving garden. What's unusual about his garden is that it fills up a 5-by-30-foot space and none of it grows in the ground.

"I used to garden at home in the yard, but since me and my twin brother moved here, we have nothing to garden, so I said I wanted to try some five...

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