Female Farmer Embraces Better Life Through Eco-tourism

November 26, 2018
Editor: Wang Qian
Jiang Chunhua spreads chrysanthemum and peppers on wooden frames in Huangling Scenic Area. [Xinhua]

 

An enthusiastic farmer from east China's Jiangxi Province has achieved great improvements in her life in the past two years since she started work at an eco-tourism site near her hometown.

Jiang Chunhua, 57, is from Huangling, a village of Wuyuan county in Jiangxi. 

In early 2016, she found a job in Huangling Scenic Area, where she laid out dried peppers, rice and chrysanthemum flowers in the sun as a showcase of the bountiful harvest to attract tourists. 

Before starting her current job, she used to earn no more than 10,000 yuan a year as an agricultural laborer.

Her new work, coupled with growing chrysanthemums herself and making snacks, has since tripled her income. 

By working in the scenic area in slack seasons, she has embraced a better life and has even become an online celebrity through her regular posts on social media. 

 

Jiang Chunhua picks chrysanthemum flowers in the fields near her home. [Xinhua]
Jiang Chunhua airs peppers. [Xinhua]
Jiang Chunhua shows off her new gold bracelet to a journalist in her home. [Xinhua]

 

(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China

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