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  1. Roots and Refuge Farm
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    I love this video so much. I think you are giving permission to young people all over the forge their own path. Because you persevered and didn't cast off those things that excited you, you paved the way for SO many, Luke! You should be so proud of everything you have accomplished. It is truly extraordinary.

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  2. Rain Daugherty
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Thank you for sharing your difficulties and challenges. I’m so happy that I have stumbled upon your channel. I’ve learned so much through your generosity and knowledge sharing. Your heart is beautiful. Much respect and love to you and your family. Cheers!

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  3. Eric Muenks
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    So glad you do what you do! I learn a lot from you.

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  4. Brian Wingard
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    I can definitely relate to what you experienced in school.

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  5. Sue Cap
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    you are awesome !

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  6. Prinse
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Very honest, very unique, very likeable 🙂 I am from central Europe (Czech Republic), I watch your chanel a lot, I mean A LOT 😀 Same experiences, almost same faith. Can´t understand, why stuffs like these are still going on – in fact, my bullies tried to explain, but they just can´t and finish by: sorry… What a weird world…
    Someone said: What they say, it´s not about you. It´s about them. And also, what doesn´t kill you, make you stronger 🙂 It´s soooo true. And you did it. You have a great family, great garden, people of the whole world following your channel. You´re teacher. And that´s huge thing for us and huge message for them (althrough they will know, when and if they grow up…) Anyway, thumb up!!! It´s so amazing to find it out. I mean, the things, that make you… you 🙂 NEVER GIVE UP! You life, hobbies, loves, joys, anything 🙂

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  7. alleylaw jo
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    By far my most favorite video you have done. Pure raw from the gut truth that we need more of in our society. You are blessed and you, in turn, bless us. Thank-you!

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  8. Vivian Krishnan
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    So inspirational. Thank you for you words!

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  9. Andrew Littlefield
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    😁❤️

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  10. Julie Hamilton
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    This is one of your most impactful videos. Thank you!

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  11. Citruscgn
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    What a great and personal share. I'm quite new to your channel but so far I really love your videos for being so insightful and unpretentious. You are great gardener and come across as an amazing human being that everyone would love to be friends with.
    By the way I'm quite new to gardening. Actually only container gardening on my balcony. I started just out of curiosity and now am spending ever more time caring for my plants, watching learning and trying to apply as many of your tips as possible.
    Keep on being you and cheers from Germany!

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  12. Robert Schuman
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Gardening has helped my depression and given me purpose again

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  13. Linda Sanders
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    You are an amazing person and I watch your videos everyday.sometimes I just go rewatch them…I love you sharing with us and teaching us! I was bullied everyday also and had issues at home also…gardening is therapeutic for us all!

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  14. Water pressure
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    High school is a tough place, it's too bad that the bullys are allowed to treat others that way. Glad to see you made it through and have a happy life.

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  15. LauraBeeDannon
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Therapy for the win.

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  16. Mandie Johnson
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    I garden for therapy I suffer from depression and anxiety gardening and growing my big moon pumpkins makes me happy and I think makes my sons happy too I also have started growing tomatoes the last few years and am going to try cucumbers this year as well there are many things I want to grow just makes me happy to watch things grow and my neighbors like to watch them grow to.

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  17. Donna Luteran
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Hi Luke, thanks for sharing. I have no idea why i like to garden. Perhaps it makes me feel young again (I'm 69) but even as a child, i enjoyed gardening. Trying container gardening this year. Last year i tried gardening, we got loads of rain and nothing grew right. Your videos have been very helpful and i hope to have a successful growing season this year. Also, so sorry to hear about your bad experiences in school. I was born in 1950 and school was a lot better then. Thank you for sharing. I pray God's complete healing in your life and his mighty blessings for all you do.

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  18. H. S.
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    I garden for the physical therapy of it. I have fibromyalgia (and other problems, mainly back and knees) and I'm supposed to be more active to combat it. This is my first year of gardening where I'm going to be more engaged with the garden instead of just planting and only paying mind once it is ready to harvest. I'm incredibly interested in homesteading in the future with my bf and I want to learn what skills I can in the meantime while we save for land.

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  19. Rachel Hall
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Thank you! Really! Thank you!

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  20. Brian May
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Nice man be strong…

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  21. Denise Wright
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Bravo Luke! For finding that thing that makes your heart sing, Gardening, to help you along with family. It really is a wonderful thing to bring us down to earth and reset our minds. I garden because it brings me so much joy and a purpose, i have a chronic lung issue and it is harder on me in the winter to function. Also My son began dancing at age 6 and was bullied and ridiculed. He was able over time to fuel that to become successful at his passion. he is going to be 17 in June and although he is still walking through depression, with his families and his supporting friends, the sky is the limit! Thank you for sharing your story.

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  22. Luis Peña
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    We all go through stuff for a reason but it's not what we went through that makes us it's how we came out, when our bones were broken and weakened, in the process of healing they became stronger in the end, we regrow and regain strength and come out stronger.

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  23. Luis Peña
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    I love that you shared your experience of when you were in school and the neglect of teachers and the social pressures with kids who bullied, I had a very similar experience and as of a result of everything in school I couldn't handle, I also dealt with a lot of the similar mental anxieties, so gardening and plants both fruitful and weeds teach me much that I didn't learn in school aka "prison for children". I commend you for this video it let's me know that many out there struggle just like me and we can help each other simply with the residual outcome of anything we do or have done. Thanks bro, much blessings for you. I hope I'm not ranting to much

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  24. Luis Peña
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Why not start gardening? That's the real question.

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  25. BMoto
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Hey Luke, I just wanted to say thank you for making this video. I too endured a lot of bullying, but mine was when I was in Jr High. I understand how being bullied for years can wear you down and make you feel scared and alone and like you aren't good enough. I am grown up now and I started my garden because I am a vegetarian who is disgusted with the produce offered in major grocery stores and I finally own a home and have space for a garden. I am also from MI (Bay City) and always had an amazing garden as a child. I miss it every day. I knew when I bought my home last year that I wanted to start gardening and finding your channel has helped me get that going and to do things the right way. Thank you so much for making this channel.

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  26. Linda Knittel
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Ok, so….you just brought me to tears with this video. OMG, Luke, I would have never guessed that you went through such tough times in HS. I think all of us can relate to being picked on, or "outcasted" in some way or another in our youth. But you clearly are a strong young man, who knew that your life was meaningful and that you could – and WOULD – survive through it. Look at how much you have accomplished in your few years of gardening videos on Youtube – it is TRULY AMAZING! You now have this beautiful family (Sindy and Geneva are truly gifts from God!) that you share your amazing life with, and by gosh, Luke….who could really ask for more? On behalf of ALL of your Youtube audience, I want to thank you for sharing so much with us. We are all better gardeners thanks to you! May God continue to bless you and your family. <3

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  27. Stephanie Garland
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Thank you so much for your honesty and your efforts with your informative videos. I'm relatively new to gardening, living in WI, and just discovered this channel. I'm sorry to hear your story, but I think you're clearly a wonderful and intelligent person and so do thousands of others who follow your channel. So eat it bullies!

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  28. Ozark Permaculture Gardens
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    I finally got my video done today. Thank you so much for encouraging others to put together this video collaboration: https://youtu.be/3LHe2nIyuho

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  29. Julia Gloviczki
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Thank you for sharing your powerful story! My heart breaks…Kids (and apparently teachers) can be so cruel. Love your channel – you’re a wonderful teacher.

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  30. The Joy of Dirt
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Thank you so very, very much for sharing your story! You are such an inspiration for many, many reasons!😊

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  31. cub
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Takes a lot of guts to share your personal story like that. You’re an inspiration.

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  32. Israel Quintanilla
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    It is healthy and relaxing…

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  33. Desiree Bennett
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    I have started to garden for a few reasons. First, this year has started off very tough. After trying for a second child, my husband and I, unfortunately, experienced a miscarriage. The garden serves as a place to calm my spirit and allow me to watch new growth, in a sense. Giving me a chance to bring something else to life. Secondly, it serves to help me build memories and set an example for our living child, our nearly 2-year-old daughter. I want her to see and experience the wonderful things that life have to offer. Some of my fondest childhood memories were built around growing mammoth sunflowers and picking beans off of a vine in my grandparents tiny backyard in the middle of the congested city of Philadelphia.

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  34. Snakerow1
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    I’ve watched a few videos my man, but this one gets that sub, bell and liked…..

    Squirrel!!!

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  35. Sparks and Bubbles
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    And look at you now! You are a great, kind, practical guy who shares about what he knows and help thousands of people in their own garden! You are probably happier and more balanced at the end of the day than all these losers in your hs class…
    I wish you the best and an amazing growth in your business!!

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  36. Birdhouse
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    I am sorry Luke. What a horrible thing to try and crush a young person who has passion for life. Your love for your garden heals the damage planted in you from those people. The only solution is spreading love and having love requited. You can't change those people but you can surround yourself with love.
    I wasn't bullied much, but I can understand confusion and anger when you have to deal with cruel people. And the anger that comes from realizing they are making you feel ugly things.
    I have started gardening this year, partially thanks to you, and I wanna say thank you. I never knew you had struggled so much and I want to tell you you are awesome, and when I started watching your videos I knew you were awesome and I have much respect for you.

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  37. Northstar Prepsteader
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Thank you for sharing such a personal story. I honor your heart 🙂

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  38. Blank Space
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    I can honestly relate to this. I recently discovered your channel among others and it inspired me to start a garden as part of my own self-development therapy. I grew up on a vegetable farm and rediscovering my roots (pun intended) and trying to see if I can utilize this project to help refocus as an adult. I'm growing in a 32sqft raised bed, I built it and filled it with a compost mix I made myself. Started with seeds, and within weeks I have already transplanted into the garden. I already feel an emotional commitment to the learning curve, I've already made mistakes and learned from them. I quickly realized with some of my plant choices I shouldn't have planned for the season I was in, but for the next season, so as to start early. I'm already planning my fall garden now 🙂

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  39. majorkonfuzion
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    I garden to survive.

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  40. Elizabeth
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    I admire you sharing your challenges- that takes courage!! You would be a great speaker to kids who are being bullied and to those who are doing the bullying!

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  41. Anna Carroll
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    I’m so sorry about your crappy high school experience. You’re very cute – and smart. People missed out.

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  42. SweetDelPrepper
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    I can understand a tiny bit what you went through. I went to a very small (125 student) K-8 school and we moved in February when I was in eighth grade into a Junior High that had more students in 8th grade class than was in my other school. It was a rude awakening and a lonely time. Thankfully high school went much better. I unfortunately think that in today’s time more than when I was growing up bullying was less tolerated and teachers were more attractive at least in the school I went to. There was some bullying that happened but I don’t think it anything like it is in today’s society. It’s so sad and heartbreaking breaking to hear about. You’re the best!😃

    I’m dating myself but I fell in love with plants and gardening by watching PBS “Victory Garden”. It is a joy watching something grow and flourish.

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  43. Elizabeth Cummings
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Wow! Thank you for your rawness, your strength, and vulnerability. Your ability to not just survive but to adapt and thrive is so admirable. Not many have that strength. I'm grateful for your expertise. Your uniqueness is what sets you apart from the boring run of the mill, so thank God for your gift that teaches so many others. You're a teacher and leader. They tried to dim your light because it made them uncomfortable, it didn't fit into their small box of "norms" now your spark became a forest fire. Burn baby burn lol love it!!

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  44. DIVING WITH PURPOSE
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Thank you for being open, I use my Garden for Therapy too. TFS

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  45. Christina
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    This is so much deeper than I even expected it to be. I started gardening because I moved to a new state after college and was pretty lonely. Once we bought our house I was able to grow things. Every new leaf or fruit that grew gave me so much joy. Suddenly I didn’t feel so lonely anymore. Making friends as an adult is HARD, but gardening is much easier

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  46. Lorrena Liebsly
    August 11, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    be true to one's self is hard for young people theses days as in the past because of peer pressure thank you for sharing and my we all remember our words don't just disappear they plant seeds in younger peers fragile minds. May you and yours be over abundantly blessed.

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