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Middleton Elementary second-grade teacher Megan Zachman has a vineyard in the backyard of her Cottage Grove, Minn., home with both table and wine grapes, which she spends much of the summer managing. (Amber Kispert-Smith/Woodbury Bulletin)

Minnesota teacher tends to backyard vineyard

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COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- For some people, a trip to California wine country is a dream vacation that is just outside their reach and pocketbooks.


But Megan Zachman, a second-grade teacher at Middleton Elementary in Woodbury, doesn’t have to go any farther than her backyard.

Zachman has her own vineyard at her Cottage Grove home.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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