eight days in shigar

On a gamble and a whim, and a deep-seated desire, I visited Shigar for a little over a week this July on my way back from Nagar Valley, where I had trekked to Rakaposhi base camp. To my utter amazement and delight, I found the teaching garden at Abruzzi Higher Secondary School blossoming to life. Sunflowers nodded in the sun, turnips were growing, kale had been grown from seed and was ready to be plucked and dressed into salad, peppers were growing, planters of marjoram and rosemary were in the courtyard. Continue reading

T2f Event: A Teaching Garden in Shigar

viagra online pharmacy>Sunday, 20th November 2011 | 6:30 pm at T2F, Karachi. Nestled at the foot of the Himalayas is the village of Siankhor in Shigar Valley, Baltistan. This tiny village is home to the Abruzzi Higher Secondary School. The garden, designed with the ideas of the school’s children, acts as a hands-on teaching tool and experiential space for science, art, mathematics, language, sports and environmental education.

Join us at T2F this Sunday to learn about the story of this unique teaching
project in the mountains of Pakistan.

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