stepping stones gardeners

I begin the drive to Mochudi- the first sizable village north of Gaborone- my baakie laden with wooden pallets to construct a compost bin, empty glass bottles, a box of seeds, and bags of elephant dung from Mokolodi Game Reserve.  The sun shines strongly in the wintertime and I feel it baking my skin as … Continue reading

thanks to david frierman!

Big thanks to David Frierman for a donation he made to the Stepping Stones permaculture garden.  David is trained and practices as a Chinese Medical Doctor.  I met him while volunteering in the acupuncture clinic at Outside In (clinic and social services organization for homeless youth) in Portland, Oregon.  He is an entertaining, intelligent, and … Continue reading

Burners Without Borders Supports Stepping Stones Garden

BWB is funding the garden program at Stepping Stones in Mochudi, Botswana to the tune of $500.  Five hundred bucks may not seem like a lot, but for an organization such as Stepping Stones that has quite a tight budget, it makes all the difference between a sparse permaculture garden and a jam up- will … Continue reading

Stepping Stones Edible Garden

As I mentioned in a previous post, Stepping Stones is a great organization in Botswana that has an after school program for youth in a village outside of town. Most of the kids who attend are orphans and vulnerable children. Stepping Stones offers tutoring, drama, and business development, among other activities. They put on a … Continue reading

new project! organic gardening with orphans & vulnerable children

Today the lovely miss Lila Pavey escorted Colleen and I to a little village called Mochudi about 30 minutes out of town.  Stepping Stones International has a center where orphans and vulnerable children, ages 12-18, come after school for activities and counseling.  They had an organic garden going awhile ago, but the momentum dropped and … Continue reading