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A project involving the University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute is turning heads and stopping traffic.

All of the excitement is about the work the institute, Mission of Mary Cooperative and East End Community Services are doing to transform a one-time Dayton public school site into a flourishing urban oasis.

After a year, Lincoln Hill Gardens has produced nearly 2 tons of food for 80 families, plus more to be sold at local markets. The proceeds go toward developing Lincoln Hill Garden, according to Stephen Mackell, urban farm manager at Mission of Mary Cooperative.

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