Ramsi Kamar, a born again farmer from Jerusalem, talks about the many parallels he found between Louisville and his hometown. In Louisville the local community has helped him build a farm. Now he lives a life of diversity through working on his farm with the local community.
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Hope, Dreams and Absurdity
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Dr. Jessica Halliday is “blessed (and cursed) by love of architecture; Christchurch”. Her passion is finding ways for more and more people to engage and involve themselves with cities, architecture and the decisions made about our built environment.
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