Saturday, June 29, 2013

Greeks try farming as a backup plan

More than three years into Greece’s depression-level crisis, the economy is still shrinking, but less quickly. Unemployment is still rising, but not as fast. The country’s leaders have proclaimed light at the end of a very long tunnel. And on a blooming preserve in northern Athens, dozens of unemployed professionals are learning how to farm, a skill they say will serve them well in good times and bad.

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Washington Post