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Nonprofit organization provides technical assistance to farmer

Image courtesy of New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Bessie Tsimba came to the U.S. from Zimbabwe in 1988, and now has a successful vegetable farm in Harvard, thanks to access to resources, equipment, and the Farm Business Planning Course, all offered by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. She grows crops for New Entry's CSA, as well as crops native to Africa to sell to friends in her community. New Entry's Farmland Matching Service helped her find her one-acre plot in Harvard, where she is in her third year of growing.

Education and technical assistance such as those provided by New Entry and a host of other organizations in Massachusetts can make all the difference for aspiring farmers like Tsimba.

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