back in lahore

students learning about in vitro fertilization to make disease free potato seeds at the tissue cell lab in skardu

I arrived in Lahore late last night. It took longer to make the regular four hour journey by road from Islamabd to Lahore, than it did to make the much longer journey from Skardu to Islamabad. The two day journey by road over the perilous KKH (Karakoram Highway) is magically and mercifully condensed into a 50 minute flight that operates once daily, for those who wish to wait for it. Continue reading

summer stories

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Skardu is desert, mountains with snow peaks and glacial melt trailing down, lakes and fields of wheat and corn turned gold by the sun, rows and rows of potato plants with flat green leaves, mountains of rock and sand, old acorn trees and so much more. I’m continuously amazed at how much diversity this landscape (and skycape) has to offer in the span of one frame. Secondary school geography could easily become one of my favorite subjects in surroundings with such verdant possibilities. Continue reading

Volunteer Application Form

Looking to gain hands-on experience in maintaining an organic garden and working with children? Enhancing

your architectural and design skills? Interacting with young students about learning from the great outdoors? You are the volunteers we are look

ing for to work on the Abruzzi School Garden project in the spectacular Shigar valley in Baltistan.

Last date to apply to volunteer is June 28. Download the application form here:

2012 Abruzzi School Garden Volunteer Application Form