Author Archives: ccarlton

Churches, Castles & Tuk Tuks

Disclaimer: This post may be too long for your typical blog. Have no fear, there’s lots of pictures! Over the Easter break (note: according to the western calendar, not the eastern orthodox, as we discovered are different) my friend Lisa and … Continue reading

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Out-smarted by a chook

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I admit it, I have been wrong. Well maybe just slightly wrong. Over the past year and a half living in Malawi, I have been outspoken in my dislike of chickens. I have refused to have anything to do with … Continue reading

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Guardian Permaculture Article

In case anyone out there missed it, last week the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network blog posted an article that I co-wrote with one of our volunteers, Jo Lewin. The article presented permaculture as a possible solution to micronutrient deficiencies … Continue reading

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Twenty-nine in Malawi

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For some reason, since coming back to Malawi from my trip home in January, I’ve had a hard time motivating myself to write anything for this blog. I keep putting it on my to do list, and then never quite … Continue reading

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The last week or so I was in the US people would frequently ask, “So, how do you feel about going back to Malawi?” My response was typically mixed. I loved being home, in the Bay Area. It felt right. … Continue reading

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The Scots Take Over Kusamala

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Whew… It’s been a long month. I’m starting to feel a bit like a broken record, always talking about how busy I am. I don’t say complaining, because I enjoy the work, having things to do, and feeling productive. I … Continue reading

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A Reflection on Commercial Permaculture Gardening

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This past week we hired one of our current interns to take over my position managing the commercial garden. It was a bittersweet moment for me, as I have thoroughly enjoyed the excuse it gave me to wander around outside … Continue reading

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