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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote Hungarian refugee and US immigrant Zsofia Pasztor has planted seeds her whole life. Her passion for growing has resulted in thirteen edible school gardens and five farms throughout Western Washington. As executive director and co-founder of Farmer Frog, she believes that a seed will grow if we plant it. And, children will grow in school gardens if we let them. Zsofia Pasztor’s passions are children and the environment. She is the founder of Farmer Frog.An award-winning landscape designer, permaculturist, horticulturist, and arborist, Zsofia teaches restoration horticulture, urban agriculture, and low impact development (LID) at Edmonds Community College. She also teaches sustainable site management internationally through several non-profit organizations. Zsofia was born and raised in Hungary. She and her husband, Zsolt Pasztor, left Hungary in 1987 and spent almost two years in a United Nations refugee camp before the United States brought them to Denver. They moved to Washington State in 1990 with four children. Zsofia has observed that when people grow food together, they improve their sense of community as well as their health. Across generations, everyone can participate in food production. Zsofia is concerned about children who may face preventable, lifestyle- and diet-related diseases. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx Video Rating: / 5

3 Comments

  • Seattle Sue 2 weeks ago

    Lovely message and great analogy!

  • Christer Edvardsson 2 weeks ago

    Zsofia Pasztor is one of the most amazing and inspiring people I have ever met. It is fantastic to listen to her stories about Farmer Frog. Keep being the avalanche of change Zsofia!

  • *WildcraftWellness 2 weeks ago

    Yes, Yes, Yes!

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