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HOMEGROWN AND HANDCRAFTED: DeWitt as engineer, biologist, family man

July 21, 2014

Tony DeWitt’s wife Melissa, with daughter Selah, 3, harvests greens for the family’s dinner. DeWitt’s cucumber plants hang vertically from ground to ceiling in his self-constructed greenhouse.

WHITLEY COUNTY — Nutrient-rich waters flow through a series of plastic pipes and valves as they make their way to the homes of a multitude of different species. Waters feed the inhabitants of the rocky plateaus before ebbing and making their way back to their headwater. This isn’t some alien biosphere on a strange otherworldly planet, rather, it’s a hybrid of engineering, new-wave gardening, and holistic biology tucked away behind a non-descript house nestled near the shores of Old Lake.

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