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The Marin Villages volunteer acknowledgement party took place on Sept. 23 at Jason’s Restaurant in Greenbrae. Teen volunteers (from left) Ben Southern, Issy Southern, Leighton McCamy-Miller, Liam Shalier and Andrew Maxwell helped at the event.

The Spirit of Marin Villages’ award winner, Carole Sherick is pictured (left) with Marin Villages Executive Director Lisa Brinkmann.

Cathy Dunlap, Marsha DeZwarte, Jerry Freedman, Carole Sherick (from left), volunteers who assisted with over 100 requests last year, were honored at the event.  – Photos by Ginna Fleming

Since Sept. 11, 2001, Roots of Peace has planted over five million fruit trees in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan, benefiting over a million farmers and families, with the goal of restoring dignity and hope and cultivating sustainable peace. Heidi Kuhn, CEO of the San Rafael-based Roots of Peace, is pictured harvesting grapes on former minefields on Sept. 11, 2018, with an Afghan farmer.         -Photo courtesy of Heidi Kuhn

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