Introducing myself and my journal: Graines de Pouvoir
I am a Peace Corps volunteer on the edges of the Sahel, in Dogon country, Mali. I work as a natural resource management extension agent, trying to improve food security in my village by sharing knowledge about sustainable agriculture. I am currently working with a gardener's association and community garden, as well as working to build and maintain a village-level, cooperatively run grain bank.
I consider myself to be a human rights, fair trade and local foods activist. I grew up in the foothills of Denver, Colorado, and went on to receive a B.A. in International Affairs and French from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where I fell in love with the Northwest. I have also lived, worked and studied in France, Senegal, and now Mali.
sustainable agriculture, human rights, the fight to end global hunger and poverty, walking the world
confronting injustice and inequality, the global market, and complacency and apathy
My Vision for the Future:
solidarity and compassion that transverses political boundaries and leads us to become true stewards of this earth, and of our brothers and sisters everywhere
My Areas of Expertise:
International Affairs, French, Sustainable Agriculture, International Political Economy, Permaculture