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Mark Coné tends to his portion of a Prescott Valley community garden Saturday morning near Lake Valley Road.

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PRESCOTT VALLEY - Mark and Chantille Coné tried growing tomatoes and peppers in their backyard about six years ago but did not succeed. Mark said grasshoppers or cicadas ate the four tomato and pepper plants to the stems. Chantille recalls other challenges being the quality of the soil and irrigating their hilly property.

May 30, 2011