2016 is the Year of Pulses!

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization calls 2016 the Year of Pulses. Pulses are your legume crops: beans, lentils, chickpeas, ect. The FAO almost seems to be taking  leaf from the Permaculture manual. Last year was the year of our beloved soils and this year focuses on one of our favorite permaculture elements: nitrogen fixing…

Coming Back, Giving Back (NSLI-Y webinar)

I had the honor earlier this month to be a presenter in a webinar as an alumni of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program (NSLI-Y). NSLI-Y is a scholarship offered to American high school students by the US Department of State to allow students to study abroad and learn languages rarely taught in American schools. I had the…