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Maie Shelli, from left, an intern from Yonkers, N.Y., teaches volunteers Ebone Abrams of Allendale, Mich. Victoria Torreson and Kim Kirk, back, of Detroit, Mich. the benefits of planting with newspapers at ECHO's Global Farm Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in North Fort Myers, Fla. Newspapers protect fragile roots when young plants begin to grow, isolate moisture and eventually break down as a compost. The volunteers were on spring break learning to increase hands on knowledge of agricultural skills. The farm is recreating several climates around the world, including Haiti. Interns are learning the skills so that they can visit counties such as Haiti and teach the community how to become self-sufficient by growing.

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Corey Perrine/Staff Maie Shelli, from left, an intern from Yonkers, N.Y., teaches volunteers Ebone Abrams of Allendale, Mich. Victoria Torreson and Kim Kirk, back, of Detroit, Mich. the benefits of planting with newspapers at ECHO's Global Farm Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in North Fort Myers, Fla. Newspapers protect fragile roots when young plants begin to grow, isolate moisture and eventually break down as a compost. The volunteers were on spring break learning to increase hands on knowledge of agricultural skills. The farm is recreating several climates around the world, including Haiti. Interns are learning the skills so that they can visit counties such as Haiti and teach the community how to become self-sufficient by growing.

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