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Legacy Museum to Build Slave Garden

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Reporter: Lauren Compton | Videographer: Daniel Heffner

Lynchburg, VA - The Legacy Museum in Lynchburg has a new feature to show people a different side of slave life.

Behind the museum, they are growing a slave garden. It is a replica of the type of gardens slaves grew near plantations. They're planting okra, peppers, egg plant, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes.

The museum also wants to show the community how to grow their own gardens.

The museum has been trying to get funding for the garden for the past five years.

Just recently, the museum got a $4,600 grant from the Centra Foundation to create garden.

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