Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Our friends in Nicaragua face a multitude of challenges -- a terrible political situation, a global pandemic being handled poorly by the national government, and an economic depression resulting from both.
But Nicaraguans are incredibly resilient (a quality nobody should have to demonstrate as often as they do), and my friends in the coffeelands especially so. Some of them have responded in a way that is meeting economic, educational, ecological, and psychological needs all at once.
They are building on their expertise in sustainable tourism and environmental education to create an 18-month training program for local young people. This program will rely on monthly sponsorships.
On Wednesday evening August 19, we will be explaining the project in an online discussion. I will also be posting more details here, but if you can join us at 7:30 (U.S. East Coast time), please do.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
|Bridgewater State students at the world's first farmer-owned cupping lab.|
Saturday, April 25, 2020
|The repela process at Mil Flores, my home-away-from-home in the community of La Corona.|
From the Facebook Event page for this presentation.
|See my review|
You do not need to have read this book to attend this presentation, but it is a quick read (even by my slow-reader standards) and readily available online for those who wish to peruse it.
View my slides to revisit any part of the presentation and to follow links for further exploration. A video of this presentation will be available after the event.
May 6 Tasting Event: Please visit the GEOG298 blog for student presentations; please visit early to choose one or more coffees to order so that you can enhance the experience with remote tasting.
Summer note: If you wish to learn more about coffee from the comfort of your home, please consider Coffee Week. We will be offering this 3-credit summer class June 15-19; it is open to BSU and non-BSU students alike, for undergraduate or graduate credit.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
|March 8, 2011 Women's March in Chiapas|
more to come ...
Saturday, March 28, 2020
|Cod Almondine, June 2019|
We have been sharing links to our cooking blog more than usual (and adding to it more regularly) since stay-at-home began in earnest. I am adding a link here, so that it will be easier for people to find who might not have the direct link. Our Nueva Receta Cada Semana blog is named for the ambition (more or less met over the years) to post one new recipe each week.
We now have over 600 cooking stories on the blog, most of them with sufficient information to be replicated, and with plenty of ideas about substituting ingredients according to availability. The blog is searchable (as all Blogger-based blogs are) by a keyword finder at the top-left and -- because this was started by a librarian -- subject terms on the right side of the screen that include words like vegetarian and easy.