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Week 2 in Barbados – 1st week living and working in the neighbourhood of Baylands or Bayville

I moved into the apartment and am enjoying it so far. As mentioned in 1st post, the location can’t be beat. My one concern was potential noise at night from various factors: roosters crowing at all hours of the day, … Continue reading

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Goodbye farm and hello Barbados

Part 1: 6 six weeks at the farm It has been about 7 weeks since I left Lima, returned to Nova Scotia, and arrived in Barbados! I am very happy to be here. I mean I am in a tropical … Continue reading

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Part 4 of the Amazon trip – Nauta

It was around 2 in the afternoon when we arrived after our tortuous 9 hour boat ride running on 20 hours of no sleep.  I had booked us a place to stay and knew it was only a few blocks … Continue reading

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El Desarrolla de la Capadidad de la Red de los Biomercados – final report

I completed the following report for my work with La Red de Agricultura Ecológica del Perú,  (RAE-PERU), and Cuso Internacional Perú office.  The report is the culmination of 9 months of work as a Capacity Development Advisor/Asesora del Desarrollo de … Continue reading

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Part 3 – the Amazon jungle tour

Again thanks to Kristi we decided to go for what I thought was going to be a 5 day/4 night excursion but in reality ended up being 3.5 days/4 nights – one night staying in the village of Esperanza at … Continue reading

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Part 2 of Amazon trip – Cuy, ayahuasca & cacao

So we were still just hanging out and relaxing in Lamas. Kristi made us a lovely Colombian traditional chicken soup (Ruben, her hubby,, is from Colombia) for dinner with of course a few beers as accompanying beverage.  I must say … Continue reading

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Part 1 Amazon vacation: San Martin – the cloud forest highlands of the Northern Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

This will be the first instalment of a several part post about our 2 week ‘vacation’ to a part of Peru that I had oh so been looking forward to – the one place I had wanted to visit when … Continue reading

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Allin Mikuy Ayllu – La Comunidad del Buen Comer – Community of Good Eating

Well since we will be away for the next few weeks on vacation on our adventure trip to the Amazon rainforest, I thought I would give you folks 2 blog posts to tie you over until we get back. We … Continue reading

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Climate collapse – stop calling it climate change

It still mystifies me that folks can question whether climate change is happening.  But then there have been some interesting analyses from various fields – psychology, neuroscience & similar – which have clearly demonstrated how you just can’t have a … Continue reading

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A day at an urban organic garden

Several weeks ago we attended an open house of a community organic garden in an outer suburb of Lima, Villa Maria del Triunfo. It is about a hectare and operated by a large group of neighbourhood families. The project began … Continue reading

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