Ford’s summer 2013 internship reflection. One of the haitian farmers that loves getting his photo taken Bois Jolie-ians hanging out at the water fountain right next to the nursery I saw this puppy at farmer’s house Maxxo at the Bois Jolie Nursery!
I wanted to share some of my thoughts with you about these past 5 weeks I’ve spent in Haiti. Here goes! One of the first things I want to point out is how different the landscape is here between the dry season and the wet season. During spring break I was astounded by how barren… more →
INSECTICIDE POST Have you ever had to pilont (Creole for mashing with mortar and pestle) a few kilos of hot peppers, neem leaves, and garlic then squeeze the pungent, spicy pulp through a strainer? Well that’s what Ford, Sega, Dr McGrath, Bosquet, our haitian partners in Bois Jolie, and I all did today in order… more →
I have learned a thing or two about mangos as I have been around them all day, almost everyday since I arrived. First, I have learned a few different kinds of mangos and how you eat different kinds in different ways. For most mangos, like fransic and blancs, you can peel the skin off and… more →
Ford Rushton, Elizabeth Sega, Reginald, and CFFL students The second week of our internship, Ford, Sega, and I were assigned the frightening task of teaching our first class! Agronomist Reginald, is a professor from Zamni Agrikol and lives with us in the Clinique Externe at the Zamni Lasante hospital in Cange. He asked us to… more →
Lessons learned by 2013 Sewanee interns in Haiti: 1) As soon as you make plans they are almost guaranteed to change 2) Hurry up and wait is the norm, you need to learn to relax and be open to not getting everything done when, where, or how you may want it to 3) While in… more →