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Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015

Trending Now – The New Way to Grow Vegetables!

I’m often out of touch with current fads or trends, especially here in the United States, since I spend close to half my time traveling around to see our programs. I have now lost count of the number of times that someone here in New York has given me an incredulous look when I admit that I 

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Friday, Jan 30, 2015

Academic Partnership In Burundi: Sharing Strengths

Last May, we shared a blog by Angela Siele, the first student to participate in our agriculture program in Burundi as part of our exciting new partnership with Cornell University. This blog is a new story shared by the Emily Ambrose, the second student to participate in this growing partnership 

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Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

The Art of Patience – From the Garden to the Subway Platform

Last week while impatiently waiting for the train to arrive in New York, I made myself think back to a conversation I had just recently had with two farmers in rural Nicaragua. We had just wrapped up a farmer exchange workshop, hosted by our partner CEPAD, and I asked two of the farmers who had 

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Thursday, Jan 15, 2015

All of This is in the Reach of our Hands

Over a hot, humid, rainy week in Nicaragua recently, I spent some time with our partner there, the Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua (CEPAD). This was my third visit to see their work, and I’ve written in previous years about the amazing mega gardens that small farmers have created 

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Monday, Jan 12, 2015

Haiti 2015 : Remembrance, Reflection and a Hopeful Look to the Future

There is a Haitian proverb that says, ‘Se lè ou nan malè ou konnen si ou gen bon zanmi’ which translates to ‘It is in difficult times that you know who your good friends are.’ This proverb rings especially true for our brothers and sisters in Haiti, even now, 

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Wednesday, Jan 07, 2015

1998 Ice Storm: Suddenly We Were the Community in Need

As we celebrate 75 years of Healing a Hurting World we’re looking back on historical events including the severe ice storm that struck Maine in 1998. It was situations like this that led to the development of the US Disaster Program.
For anyone living in

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