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Ukraine Sustainable Business
To create a sustainable business for our work in Ukraine, Lifesong has partnered with Plant Sciences, Inc. to develop strawberry farms at our Camp location.
With our first harvest this year, the strawberries are now being sold to some of the top local grocery stores in Ukraine. The buyers have been very impressed with the strawberry’s excellent shelf life, the mid-to-large size of the berry, sweet taste, glossy look, and nice aroma.
Denis, Lifesong Ukraine Director, shared, “All of the retailers are asking about the name of variety (of the berry), most of them never seeing such a great combination of berry qualities in one product!“
It’s been amazing to watch the opportunities agriculture has provided for our graduates as we point them towards a hopeful future.
The Ukraine Nursery idea was created by two of our graduates, one of which went to school for landscape and agriculture. In effort to promote opportunities for these two young men, Andre and Sergey, and also to foster sustainability for Lifesong Ukraine, this nursery business was created.
New tunnels up ready for spring planting:
Pictures from the first strawberry harvest of 2013: