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Off-Farm Income Podcast Features Growing Hope Globally

January 8, 2021

On the January 8, 2021 Episode of the Off-Farm Income podcast Alex Morse talks with host Matt Brechwald about Growing Hope Globally’s work and our FFA SAE Curriculum focused on International Agricultural Development. Check out episode 963 entitled “Take Your Farming Talents International!” at www.offincome.com

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Field of Hope: Myersville, MD

January 6, 2021

In 2006, a church Sunday School class in Myersville, MD was reflecting on the gospel call to feed the hungry. Several class members began to ask, “What can we do?” Patty Hurwitz was a member of that class. She and her husband Jeff owned a small farm to graze sheep. She had recently heard about […]

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Local Farmers Reap the Benefits of Training

December 22, 2020

The incidence of COVID-19 has been fairly low in Burkina Faso, so the staff of local partner ODE has been able to pay monitoring visits. A few of the farmers open up here about their experiences. Ms. Louta: We have been working on this maize field for years with meager harvests. But today, applying new […]

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Passing On The Blessing

Ross Johnson’s family and community, has been involved in the Oxford, Pennsylvania Growing Project since 2010. Their Growing Project rotated corn, soybeans, and hay on a nineteen-acre field until 2018, when a new church was built on the land they were using. Ross’s family has since volunteered their land so the Growing Project can continue. […]

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Home Gardens: A Blessing During the Pandemic

December 16, 2020

The fear and disruption of COVID-19 and the rising violence against women and girls has made their lives much harder than they already were, but one thing is making them a little easier: home gardens. Early on Judith, a farmer and local leader, stood out as someone keenly interested in learning about environmentally sensitive food […]

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Experience and Initiative to the Rescue

While many program activities have been canceled because of the pandemic, practices that participants have already adopted are helping to keep them afloat during these most challenging times. In June 2020, local partner INESIN paid a masked and socially-distanced visit to Manuela’s village. Manuela invited them to see how her greenhouse is working for her. […]

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A Community Organizes to Build a Bridge

The farmers of Pujaha village in West Champaran District live on one side of the river and farm on the other side.  The fertile land directly across from their homes is great for growing cash crops, but getting there was a constant frustration. They had to travel a mile and a half out of their […]

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Kitchen Gardens Produce During Pandemic

December 10, 2020

Moni, one of the program’s model farmers committed to organic principles, says kitchen gardening and poultry rearing are making it possible for her and others cope with the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing, lockdowns, and closed markets have severely damaged communications and livelihoods, but there’s hope at home. Moni trains other farmers […]

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What We Give Is Confidence

December 9, 2020

Dwight Rohrer is a new member of the Growing Hope Globally Board and has contributed to the Lancaster, Pennsylvania Growing Project for sixteen years. Each year, he donates three acres of his land to the Growing Project which has raised over $158,000 since its start in 2004. Dwight’s desire to continue contributing to his community’s […]

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Starting Off Right: Community Self-Assessment

December 4, 2020

Located in an arid/semi-arid region in the north of Kenya, the Igembe program is an offshoot of the Tigania program which has helped to enhance community resilience and year-round food security. The new program aims to build on the successes of its predecessor, including: Diversifying household income Farming methods that lower the risk of crop […]

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