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Haiti: FONDAMA Yard Garden Program

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Papaya, plantains and squash produced by yard garden participants. Yard Garden celebration in Leodiague, Hinche. 2011.

In Haiti, a Yard Garden program is helping families and individuals to make real change in the area surrounding their homes.

By Dawn Berkelaar, with Mark Hare
ECHO Development Notes
July 2014

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“The Yard Garden program is not about making huge changes in people’s lives. It is about making small, daily changes that are consistent, persistent and positive, without being intrusive. The program is about helping people recognize the power they have to learn to do something useful with what they already have at hand, and about sharing their knowledge with the people around them. It is also about learning to celebrate the small successes, while praying and strug- gling for the big ones.”

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The Story of Oedipus Retold with Vegetables in Starring Roles

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Oedipus took two years to make with a volunteer staff of 100.

Open Culture
August 7th, 2014

Excerpt:

Sophocles and Aeschylus may be spinning in their graves. Or, who knows, they may be taking some delight in this bizarre twist on the Oedipus myth. Running 8 minutes, Jason Wishnow’s 2004 film puts vegetables in the starring roles.

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