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

Grape expectations for Middleton Elementary teacher

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Editor’s note: This is part of a periodic series chronicling how teachers spend their summers.

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


But Middleton Elementary second grade teacher Megan Zachman doesn’t have to go any further than her backyard.

Zachman has her own backyard 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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