Learning from Lakes

I grew up watching the sunrise over Lake Michigan, on Milwaukee’s concrete, post-industrial shoreline. While I never had a particular interest in the lake as a kid, it was too cold to swim in, too big to row on, Bradford Beach too crowded and littered with trash; I remember it as an imposing presence. As … More Learning from Lakes

Tree Nurseries

Last week my counterpart Danford (on the left) took me to meet two of his most motivated farmers to show off their plantations. In true Malawian form we showed up unannounced and were greeted with overwhelming enthusiasm from the farmers, who were so proud of their work.   Seed production and sale of saplings is … More Tree Nurseries

Nyumba Wangu

It’s hard to believe that I’ve already been at site for three weeks. Time is flying by, but I don’t have enough of it right now to write a lengthy post. So instead I’ll just post some pictures of nyumba wangu (my house) to appease everyone that keeps asking me if I live in a … More Nyumba Wangu