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Mother Earth News and Friends

Audio Article: Farming with Disability

“Disabled gardening is a beautiful use of time.” Sheffield writes about Innisfree farms in Virginia, where the unique skills and knowledge needed to farmstead with disabilities are taught. This is the audio version of an article from the March/April 2021 issue of Mother Earth News magazine.

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