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Farming in Küçükkuyu

In Nature on 16/06/2011 at 17:25

Erkan and Tamahine Alemdar used to live in the city. Eight years ago, the couple bought a piece of land in Mıhlı, a few kilometers away from Küçükkuyu, in the Kazdağı region of Turkey where Erkan’s grandmother grew up.

“We wanted to have a self-sustainable lifestyle, grow some vegetables, live in nature, learn about plants and herbs and the olive trees” Tamahine told me when I visited their farm last summer. The Alemdars constantly share their family life with volunteers from all over the world. Every day, except Sunday, they work for five hours with a dozen other volunteers in return for free room and board.

Graham and Scott, two young Canadians, had signed up for three weeks at the Dedetepe farm. When I met them, they were building stonewalls around olive trees.

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