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Growing‌ ‌nuts‌

During the Soviet times, the vast territory along the bank of the Turunchuk River in the Black Sea village of Troitske was a collective farm. Over time, the land was abandoned, when a large landfill was created nearby. Because of...

Creating your own farm

Oleksandr Makukhin is the owner of a farming household in the village of Novovoznesenka in Zaporizhzhia. He breeds goats, sheep, and cows, making different kinds of cheese from their milk, including soft, hard, with varying maturity and even with mold....

Lviv-Rubizhne. The socks that sew Ukraine together

This is a story of how a creative business may sew the country together. IT-specialists from Lviv and sewing factory owners from Luhansk would have never met if it wasn’t for the military conflict in the East of Ukraine. It...

A house instead of a fence

Although their background is not in architecture or construction, Roman and Yaryna Bahovsky decided to invest in building eco-frіendly prefab homes. After working for a while on reforms in police and customs departments, Roman decided to shift his focus to...

A farm near the battle front

There is a developing eco-farm in the village of Ivanopillia near the city of Kostiantynivka. Its owner Serhiy Svyrydenko dreams of unravelling green tourism in a region that is quite new to him. Shortly before the war he and his...

Craft Laboratory and Something Interesting: In Search of Lviv glass

In 2011, in one of the central courtyards of Lviv, a boutique shop- opened to bring together all those interested in the arts and crafts, with a particular focus on glasswork. A group of friends and experimenters opened “Something Interesting”,...

Business of cousins. Creating travel coats.

Cousins Nataliia Aleksievych and Oksana Sventah worked for many years at a dressmaking and tailoring studio, where they made custom-tailored clothing. Demand for Ukrainian-made goods grew drastically after the Revolution of 2014, giving the craftswomen courage to make clothing under...

Building with hemp

When it comes to construction, we’re used to hearing words like concrete, cement, reinforcing steel, mineral wool, and polystyrene blocks. But hemp? Not so much. This is the story of a Ukrainian startup that produces building materials from industrial hemp...

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