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Presented By: Lydia Hofland

Event: Symposium on Best Practices in Sustainable Agriculture (2019-02-14)

Session: Lydia will join ECHO’s East Africa team to share practical propagation techniques, in particular, grafting and budding, methods which enhance success and are used at ECHO East Africa and ECHO Florida in the nurseries which provide thousands of fruit trees for sale to the community at large.

Biographical information: Lydia Hofland, the Propagation Manager of ECHO Florida, holds a BA in Community Development from Covenant College. During her undergraduate studies she completed a research internship in Lesotho, Southern Africa, with Growing Nations, an organization focused on conservation agriculture techniques. She first joined ECHO as a Rainforest Intern and returned in 2015 as Propagation Manager after working on several organic farms.