Category Archives: Kusamala

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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My One-Year Plan

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It seems like most organizations, or some at least, have two… three… five… ten… fifty-year plans these days. One of our goals at Kusamala within the next few months is to go through a strategic planning process, which will include … Continue reading

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Brief Work Update and Apologies

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First of all my apologies for falling behind in my regular updates from Malawi. My excuse is that my work life and my blog life have begun to overlap excessively. The past few weeks I have spent much of the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

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I’ve had a few requests for a blog entry on my typical workday here at the Centre, so I figured I’d give it a go. It might be a bit tricky because each day is generally quite different, though there … Continue reading

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