The American Front Lawn

Growing up in various intown Atlanta neighborhoods, I was accustomed to single family houses with open front yards that connected one plot to the next for the entire length of the street.  Walking down Oakdale Road, there is a sense of openness and connectivity between homes and their front yards.  If there is a fence, … Continue reading

Summer Gardens at Maru a Pula

The organic vegetable and herb garden is alive and well at Maru a Pula School.  Term 3 has begun, and the Monday and Thursday groups have some healthy competition going on to see who grows the best garden in 8 weeks.  My suspicion is the winning group will come down to those who water, given … 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