TURNER — Gregg and Gloria Varney, owners of Nezinscot Farm, an organic farm, were hosts to girls and adults from Girl Scout Troop 329.

The Scouts, age 11 to 18, are from Mexico, Peru, Dixfield, Canton and Jay. Troop members are learning about the impact of their food sources and food choices on the health and wellness of themselves, their community and the planet.

McKenzie Varney, sophomore at Edward Little High School and daughter of the owners, gave the Scouts a hands-on tour of the farm and shared her love of rabbits, goats, sheep, horses and more than 300 cows.

The Scouts recently received approval from the Canton selectmen to start a community garden in 2012 and Nezinscot Farm gave the girls some insight into the work, the regulations and the benefits of farming and eating organic.

For more information on Nezinscot Farm, visit http://nezinscotfarm.com. For more information on the Girl Scouts available in western Maine, contact Jeanie Duguay at [email protected]

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