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Weed It & Reap: Making wine in Monroe County

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Monroe Community College Culinary Arts students John Feaganes, Monroe, and Kim Cousino, Erie, have a laugh as they weed around grape vines at the school's V1300 vineyard near the main campus off of Raisinville Road.

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Monroe Community College Culinary Arts instructor Kevin Thomas.

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Mark Spenoso, president of the Bacchus Society at Monroe Community College.

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Wild grapes growing.

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Students work at the school's V1300 vineyard.

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Student Jessi Benoit, Lambertville, plants a petite pearl grape vine.

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Monroe Community College Culinary Arts students Roger Roels, Riverview, and Jessi Benoit, Lambertville, plant a petite pearl grape vine.

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A tall fence meant to keep deer out is strung around the vineyard.

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Deer tracks are found near the perimeter.

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Monroe Community College Culinary Arts instructor Kevin Thomas and student Jessi Benoit, Lambertville, dig up a petite pearl grape vine to replant.

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A petite pearl grape vine is planted.

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Student Kim Cousino, Erie, weeds around a gape vine.

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A grapevine reaches skyward.

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