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From Armenia to Zambia: Vermonters' Experiences In The Peace Corps

08/18/11 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Students at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, the institution that inspired the creation of the Peace Corps and trained its first generation of volunteers.

Vermont is teeming with returned Peace Corps volunteers, more per capita than any other state. As the Peace Corps celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, we hear the stories and experiences of Peace Corps volunteers who served over those decades. Our guests are Kevin Quigley, president of the National Peace Corps Association in Washington, D.C., and Lewis and Susan Greenstein of Ryegate, who served in Kenya in the 1960s and have maintained professional and personal connections to that region ever since. Their non-profit, Alliance for Health, is forging connections between that region and the Upper Valley.

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Also in the program, Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne is working to make itself a community gathering spot as well as working farm. Angela Evancie reports on this family farm in transition.

And, we read from your comments to the program.

 

 

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National Peace Corps Association Peace Corps history Alliance for Health Bread and Butter Farm
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