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By Andrew Christiansen

Goldendale women help with orphanage in Honduras



WATCH HOW IT's DONE: Madison Holbrook shows some Honduran children how she braids her hair. The children were utterly fascinated, she said.

Having the opportunity to travel to a foreign country to help at an orphanage was impossible to refuse for Madison Holbrook. She and her mother, Paulette Lefever, joined a team from the Gorge to lend a hand at upgrading an aquaponics system in Honduras, even though they knew little about aquaponics. Helping other people, particularly with food systems is a way of life in their household.

The opportunity grew out of a garden tour that the Goldendale women participated in at the end of this past summer. One of the tour stops was at the home of Tim and Deanne Converse, of Carson. They learned about aquaponics, incorporating fish farming into hydroponic plant growth, at the Converse home. The...

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