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Second Week – Recruiting Students

Yesterday Araksya fielded visits and calls from prospective students, while I drove to the Capital city of Yerevan to visit with possible funding sources (no encouragement there). We spent the afternoon and early evening visiting with a few of the 2005 Project participants, and invited them to attend the Training Course. Some of the best […]

Extend Your Growing Season By Growing Your Own Seedlings!

Most family gardeners can’t justify a greenhouse, so how can we teach and demonstrate growing healthy seedlings to them? We will build and plant a cold-frame/hotbed! There are several designs, and the Garden Master CD has a good one you can use if you’re interested. It’s available in the Store section of this website. In […]

One Week Into the Project

On March 3, between 3 and 10 P.M. all 4 TV stations broadcasting to the Shirak Region of Armenia carried very good coverage of the press conference we conducted yesterday. And again this morning, March 4 at 9 A.M. at least one station repeated their coverage. We owe a debt of gratitude to a great […]

Plans Mature as we get press coverage for our Recruiting Efforts

It’s a week since we arrived in Armenia! Time goes too fast!! We are busy purchasing materials and supplies for the training project. Everything takes much longer than in the USA, where you can drive to your choice of stores for anything imaginable. We need heaters for the Getk training facility. It’s still cold, with […]

Facilities Preparation

It’s so much easier to go into an established facility, such as a school, to do a Gardening Training Project! Everything is totally new here in Armenia, and we’re responsible for doing everything ourselves. We are furnishing a house and training room, and we even have to get water and gas brought into the place! […]

Armenia Preparations

We’re feverishly preparing to go to Armenia on Thursday.  We will be teaching vegetable gardening, growing seedlings in a large seedling greenhouse, and assisting village leaders to become proficient in their family-based food production.

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