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You are the village

I read this article last week about how a man in Burlington, Iowa paid overdue lunch fees for 89 children. If you think these are isolated incidents, or new, you can read about many more here, here, and here. Arguably,…

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Kageyo Garden Project Update – Jan 2016

Here’s some photos that I just received from our friend Theo in Kageyo, Rwanda. His photos show the great progress of the vegetables in the Keyhole Gardens. If you’d like to support the Kageyo Garden Project, feel free to visit…

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Do small things with great love

Lots of people reflect more at the beginning of the New Year, it seems only natural: a fresh start, a blank page on which the year’s adventures are yet to be writ. While I am usually pretty introspective, I find…

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Keyhole Garden Progress – December

We just received a few photos back from Theo, one of our partners in Kageyo, Rwanda.  He just sent us a few photos of the progress of the gardens.  These gardens are already producing vegetables for the communities.  To read…

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Starbuck

I live on Lake Huron, but I’ve never gone fishing or seen any large creatures in the wild. I’ve always been extremely indoorsy and things like that were never important to me. The older I get the more I come…

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Getting water in Rwanda

When I first landed in Kigali, Africa I expected the landscape to be like the Sahara desert.  Miles of parched earth and no vegetation.  Instead what I saw was a beautiful country with rolling hills and lush jungles.   There’s…

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Mud to make Bricks … and Gardens

The dirt was – without exaggeration – like concrete.  It had been sun-baked to a rock hard crust since the last rainy season.  This soil was rusty orange, and contained very little nutrients.  We first had to fracture the hard-pan…

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Peter’s New Glasses

I met Peter at a home visit today. As the bus was waiting, I took a walk down the road. I met an elderly lady with a colourful dress and one of my friends with me tried to start up…

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3rd World Problems

We have been building gardens for the last 4 days and it’s funny how we’re starting to get a following of super-fans each day. Faces are recognizable and it it doesn’t take long to see the different personalities and traits.…

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Be Contagious

A homeless fellow living with an elderly lady was quite thankful for the keyhole garden build that we completed for his friend.  He was moved by the generosity and hard work and decided to pick up a shovel and help…

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Bringing life after Tragedy

Today was a very special day. We finally have the opportunity to build some keyhole gardens for some worthy people. It took us a few days to get acclimated, get the appropriate tours of schools and farms. We showed up…

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