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Albany Street: Looking a-maize-ing

Local residents join forces to grow some of the season’s tallest cornstalks

Nine-year-old Cazenovia resident Ewan Herbert-Goldacker carefully pollinates the large cornstalks outside Flowers on Main Street. In addition to tending the corn, he also enjoys watering the other produce growing outside of Marlene Burrell’s shop, including tomatoes, beans and basil.

Nine-year-old Cazenovia resident Ewan Herbert-Goldacker carefully pollinates the large cornstalks outside Flowers on Main Street. In addition to tending the corn, he also enjoys watering the other produce growing outside of Marlene Burrell’s shop, including tomatoes, beans and basil. Photo by Pierce Smith.

— While Herbert-Goldacker is not an employee of Flowers on Main, he is happily paid in gardening experience and conversation. And though Burrell doesn’t sell the produce grown outside her shop, she has gained some new knowledge and a valuable friendship.

“I’m learning just as much about growing corn as Ewan,” Burrell said. “He is even teaching me some things. You don’t need a huge garden or a lot of space. All it takes is some water and a good gardener. Luckily, I have both.”

Pierce Smith is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at 434-8889 ext. 338 or editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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