Category Archives: Malawi

Out-smarted by a chook

This gallery contains 3 photos.

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

Gallery | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Kusamala, Malawi, Permaculture | Leave a comment

Twenty-nine in Malawi

This gallery contains 6 photos.

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

Gallery | 1 Comment


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

Gallery | 5 Comments

Animal Farm

This gallery contains 5 photos.

Meet Tom. Tom is my new best friend. Tom was born in April to one of the centre’s cats, Dzina, who is a prolific breeder and also happens to have with the world’s most annoying meow. Tom’s full name is … Continue reading

Gallery | 3 Comments

Fire Runs Faster Than We Sweep

This gallery contains 9 photos.

It’s Thursday afternoon and I’m lying on my back in the courtyard, enjoying the big mat made out of crocheted plastic bags that we have protecting us from the ground and the roof of passion fruit above that shades us … Continue reading

Gallery | 1 Comment

Finding Inspiration at Never Ending Food

This gallery contains 6 photos.

It’s been awhile since my last post – my new position has made my life at the permaculture centre quite a bit busier. I can’t complain though, I’ve been enjoying the intellectual stimulation of taking on new roles in project … Continue reading

Gallery | 3 Comments