Nature, Science & Tech — 21 October 2017

Kabul and Afghanistan have become associated with war and violence for decades. Among all strife, people keenly aware of the importance of trees and plants persevered to maintain parks and gardens. A BBC documentary.

Before the war Kabul was heaven. People used to say that the Kabul river was full of musk…

Community elder Kaka Khalil recalls, “All the houses were ruined, people were homeless. During the Taliban regime I was tired and drained, if you shaved your beard they would beat you…

“There weren’t any flowers, I was depressed… there were no plants here, there was no water. But when the Taliban fled, I started gardening, little by little…”

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