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ABC7 News story from Tara Campbell: Roots of Peace “Mines to Vines” in Ukraine.

Bay Area nonprofit, winemaker turning Ukraine’s minefields into vineyards

By Tara Campbell via KGO logo

Saturday, December 3, 2022

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NAPA, Calif. (KGO) — As the battle in Ukraine continues, efforts are underway in Napa to help rid the embattled country of countless landmines.

“May we turn mines to vines and replace the scourge of landmines with bountiful vineyards in Ukraine – this a call to action.”

Said Heidi Kuhn, founder, and CEO of Roots of Peace.

Over the past 25 years, the nonprofit has removed millions of landmines worldwide and planted more than six million fruit trees – planning to add to that tally in Ukraine near the Baltic Sea.

“This is a region in Ukraine where we have a lot of wine production.”

Said Dmytro Kushneruk, Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco, noting landmines are threatening the country’s agricultural production, including vineyards.

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