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EcoRubric 15:15 02 Aug 2021

Vegetables, fashion and DIY common space: three stories about Ukrainians who started their own business

A restaurateur who couldn't find fresh produce, a designer who finds second-hand pieces, and a woman who created a sakura alley in Smyza

Decisive. It's probably the best epithet for people, discussed in this article. Three Ukrainians spoke about how they managed to create socially useful deeds by meeting their own needs as part of the DOCUSPACE Film Club Summer conversation.

Inspirational solutions: this is how we describe the three following stories.

Ovochar-s are the new Wild West market conquerors and fighters for environmentally friendly products

Bohdan Chaban, a veteran of the Anti-Terrorist Operation and an immigrant from Donetsk, united Ukrainian farmers and founded an environmental startup. Earlier this year, a new company, Ovochar, appeared in Ukraine: an organic vegetable store, where you can get a basket of fresh products from the greenhouse directly from the farmer. And you don't need to go to the market or go to the store, all orders are placed online and delivered to your door.

Овочі, стала мода та спільний простір своїми руками: три історії про те, як українці розпочали власну справу

What inspired them?

Ovochar was founded by Bohdan Chaban, who worked in the restaurant business for a long time. The entrepreneur complained that there was a lack of quality products that suppliers could offer, so Bohdan dreamed of creating a small farm that would produce products that would meet his requirements. As they say, you just have to want it, and the universe will hear the call: friends introduced Bohdan to Kamianka-Dnistrovska, the largest region in Ukraine, where greenhouse vegetables are grown on three thousand hectares covered with film. "For comparison, the largest greenhouse plant in Ukraine has an area of ​​40 hectares, and here as many as three thousand! There are several regions similar to this one, but this one is the largest," Bohdan surprises us.

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