I wrote this piece many months back. today after attending two days of talks in Islamabad, on sustainable development and its relation to the environment i felt i need to revisit this short write up…just to remind myself of the purpose behind the Abruzzi school garden. Continue reading
I went visiting Raja Azam Khan's family last Sunday.. when the Raja asked me about progress on the garden I told him where I was at ….how i have been meeting resistance from the principal, in wanting to involve and include the entire school community's participation. Particularly the parents and the children themselves. Continue reading
Mahera leaves for Karachi tomorrow – everyone will ask her if the gardens begun to be built already…as they ask me right here almost every day.
Having met the school community over these past 12 days, the picture that presents it self is that though everyone is keen on getting their school garden going, they have no idea how important their own involvement is in making it happen. Continue reading
Anwar Ali the newly hired point man (munshi) incharge of getting work done, began breaking ground at 7am this morning..4 men labrores from Siankhor village and himself as supervisor, starting with breaking down an ill placed stage in the middle of the ground…except there wasn't a wheel barrow in sight to move things around when i showed up at 10 am. Continue reading
One day in Shigar, after the Dasktaari school in Markunja village, where Aunty T picked up one of her quilts from, we hitched a ride on a tractor and headed to Zakia and Sajida's, two of the ex-interns who had worked on the garden project two years ago.
A spectacular high altitude journey over some of the highest mountain peaks in the world.