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Kamenge | All Quiet on the Quaker Front
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Harvest

Tune by body and my brain
to the music from the land.
- Dave Mallett
It was back in November that our gardening youth group began clearing an overgrown plot of unused land, strewn with popsicle sticks and fading wrappers.
At the time, some were cynical, thinking that we should just plant ilengalenga, a quick growing leafy green that [...]

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Friday, November 21st, 2008

Planting Seeds of Solidarity

Some of my passions that tend to fall by the wayside in my work are for environmentmental stewardship, addressing global warming, and organic food.  But over the past few months Adrien, Désiré and I have been putting together a program to incorporate these along with our peace work all in one project.
The idea is rooted [...]

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Peeling tomatoes

Well it’s been almost a month since I last wrote, which is perhaps a sort of unplanned summer vacation from blogville.  But I haven’t been just sitting around watching the Jacaranda trees bloom.  I’ve been working on grants of course, and also did some writing and interviews for AGLI’s newsletter Peaceways, which this quarter focuses on Burundi [...]

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Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Kamenge Clinic – A first look

Today I traveled to the health clinic run by the Friends Women’s Association that I will be working with to raise funds. The clinic is run by women, and is located in Kamenge, a poor district a few kilometers outside Bujumbura.
The clinic started in 2003 in a house in another location, while the current building [...]

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