A Ukrainian farmer founded a “Zolota yahoda” farm for growing raspberries and blueberries in place of a neglected garden that had been used as a trash dump for years, writes “Agro-Center”.
For the sake of a new business, Borys Kukunin from the village Monastyryshche of the Cherkasy region, left a successful woodworking production, reports fruitnews.ru.
The farmer didn’t want to make money only. He wanted to be of service to his fellow villagers.
The work was done step-by-step. In the beginning, only 5 hectares of land were cleared. Today, the farmer works on 18 hectares of land. Most of the land is used for growing raspberries and the rest – for blueberries.
The farmer harvests about 80 tons of berries each year. By 2021 the area of his farm will increase to 40 hectares and, as a result, 150 locals will be provided with jobs.