Gardening connects us – By Judy Lowe at Christian Science Monitor Blog

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And thanks to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the German government, and others, the people of Afghanistan now have more beauty in their lives. The 27-acre Babur’s Garden in Kabul, dating to the 16th century, has been restored.

The project was a hard sell: Invest $5 million in Afghanistan on something not war-related? (Or something, some may say, that’s not “practical” or needs-based.)

Oh, but the people of Kabul might differ. They do think the restoration of a necessity. And they are responding — by visiting the garden in droves.

Whether we’re in Afghanistan, Oregon, or Texas, gardens do connect all of us in a very basic way.

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Earlier related: Ancient Kabul garden in bloom again after years of ruin
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