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UNIVERSITY graduate Dushaine Carty, 24, wiped the sweat from his brow as he trudged through his field of sweet potatoes near Linstead St Catherine, yesterday. He walked through a lush row of produce, pausing periodically to tug at the green plants, until he found what he was looking for. He grinned as he bent and pulled up a plump tuber with his bare hands, rubbing the dirt away to reveal a pinkish hue. It was time to reap.

“It's one of the best feelings — reaping what you planted,” he told the Jamaica Observer yesterday, as he continued to walk through the plot. “It's like a mother giving birth to a child. It's something that you have a lot of joy in.”


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