#Farming Friday 43: Gardens of Hope

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Today’s story from Kyrgyzstan has roots that are common to many rural communities across the world: the young men of the household move to cities or even to other countries in search of better livelihoods and the women are working the farms and growing the food. Faced with raising 12 grand children, this Kyrgyz grandmother found hope and security in her peach gardenShe is supported by a program that provides seeds, equipment, training, and most importantly access to land.

(Image Courtesy: “Peach Blosson” by ahmet guler, freedigitalphotos.net)

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