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Sustainable Agriculture

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Goat Dairy project at Lenana Girls HS: A report

Last year Village Volunteers helped raise funds to establish a goat dairy farm at Lenana Girls High School (Kitale, Kenya) through the annual WASSA Thanksgiving Day Dance, held in Seattle, WA. Thanks to generous donations, Common Ground for Africa (the umbrella organization under which comes Lenana HS) was able to construct a dairy shade on school premises, […]

Recent Successes with the SiSi Fund in Western Kenya

By Joshua Machinga Kitale, Kenya: Last year Elizabeth Namaswa received a small-business loan of $200 from one of Village Volunteers’ alumni volunteers, which she invested in the green banana farming project in her village near Kitale. This project, started by Common Ground for Africa (CGA), is helping develop a strong banana farming sector in and […]

Blair’s volunteering experience at a Nepalese farm

By Blair Sando My ten-week visit to Nepal was nothing short of remarkable … and I have Mountain View Eco Farm to thank for that.  Though my journey to Nepal was not easy, after a few short days I began to really dive in to my role on the farm. I began to learn more […]

What it’s like to be at Mountain View Eco Farm, Nepal

In 2013, a wonderful young man named Sterling Dragoo, a gap year student, was the first of our volunteers to go to Mountain View Eco Farm in Nepal. We are so grateful for this warm and poignant piece that Sterling wrote about his volunteer experience at MVEF, which paints an oh-so inviting picture of its breathtaking landscape, the rewarding nature of the […]

Soil matters: An undervalued life support system

By Joshua Machinga The chronic diseases of our era—from heart disease and diabetes to cancer and obesity—have their roots in nutrition. But it’s easily overlooked that nutrition has its roots in agriculture, in the very soil the food is grown in. Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people, and healthy […]

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