Author Archive for Megan Wade

Building Terraces…and Bridges

Today marks the last day of field work during our visit in Haiti. The occasion was celebrated in Bois Jolie with a kombit, a large feast with all of the farming families, the agronomists from CFFL, and our Sewanee group. As I sat there with my heaping plate of rice and beans, exhausted from just… more →

Preconceived Notions

“You’re from America? What did people tell you about Haiti before you came? What do you think of Haiti now?” We were at the beach on Saturday when I was accosted with these questions, though it was not the first time Haitians had approached me to ask about preconceived notions of Haiti. In these moments,… more →

Hopeful Reminder in Bois Jolie Survey

As this is my first time working with Zanmi Agrikol in Haiti, I have experienced a lot of firsts in the last two and a half weeks. One such first has been conducting farm surveys in Bois Jolie and Morne Michel. This past Tuesday, Conner and I were tasked with surveying one of the far-away… more →

Cross Cultural Competition

I’ve never been very good at getting to know new people. As a kid, I made my younger brother scope out new friends for me, and as an adult, I have relied heavily on introductions made by mutual friends. Back home, I know only one activity that has truly allowed (and sometimes forced) me to… more →

Une Mélodie Joyeuse

Although I’ve done my fair share of international traveling, my past travel destinations have been limited to several countries in Europe and the extremely tourist-populated Cancun, Mexico. While it’s true that I’ve picked up on new cultural practices in each location, no travel experience thus far has been nearly as much of a culture shock… more →