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Ingenuity and Tradition: The Common Wealth of Massachusetts

Massachusetts, like the rest of the United States, is a complex place where old and new stand side by side on the landscape and where tradition and innovation combine in people's lives to make them whole. Take, for instance, the case of Julie Brown and Burney Gifford, a young married couple from a section of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, known as Allen's Neck. The Giffords have made a commitment to stay on Burney's family farm, even though the land, located as it is near Horseneck Beach, is coveted by developers. Catering to trends in urban gardening, they turned the former chicken farm into an herb-growing facility and, with the help of ...

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