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Reflections on life after a year as a PCV in Swaziland

I wasn’t sure that I was going to write something in honor of being in Swaziland for one year until I sat down and the words came out of my fingers. Why have a countdown when I am content and … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Veggies and trash

As I have been double-digging beds in my garden here in Swaziland, I have encountered lots of trash. Trash in the garden, you say? Why, yes, because in rural Swaziland there is no trash pickup service, so people either burn … Continue reading

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Changing seasons and gardens

Over the last week I have begun preparing my garden for the next planting season.  All of a sudden, my butternut vines were near death, so I knew it was time to prepare for moving forward.     I have yet … Continue reading

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Permagarden planting tips

Last week I participated in a truly amazing permagarden session with Peace Corps’ permagarden trainer Peter Jensen. I started a permagarden on my homestead in November and as I build and incorporate more parts, I will write a post about … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Bomangoza! 

Spring sprung earlier at my permanent site in the bread basket of Swaziland than in my training village. I left peach blossoms to find peaches already growing and what’s even more exciting, the first mangoes are already growing!   My … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Permagardening

I have been so excited about gardening since I arrived in Swaziland. I asked for a garden at my permanent site, and boy, did Peace Corps deliver! I have about 30 fruit trees (mango, peach, banana, lemon, grape, papaya, and litchee), corn fields, … Continue reading

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