Curious as to why I have internet this week? More importantly, where in Cameroon I was? No fear, answers below.
This past week, there was a training on Home Gardening and Nutrition. So I, two other health volunteers, ten agriculture volunteers and thirteen counterparts went back to the motherland, Ebolowa. Aside from a few PST flashbacks, it was nice being back in the South again.
Day 1: Home Gardening
(All photos courtesy of PCVL Joe Natividad)
My counterpart breaking up chicken poop, which is used to fertilizer the bed for the transplant.
Me and my counterpart mixing the chicken poop into the soil.
Spacing out the future homes for the transplants.
Burning the bed in order to sanitize the soil for the nursery.
Day 2 & 3: Nutrition
(Photos courtesy of myself)
My counterpart, Jeannette, and I. NOTE: This pose is really popular in my village. I still have yet to figure out why.
Peeling garlic during a cooking demonstration.
Cooking Amaranthe, one the extremely nutritious leaves that people eat fairly often in my village.
Sauté-ing onions in palm oil
Sporadic yoga session with counterparts and trainers
Surprisingly really good at yoga for someone who doesn’t do yoga
Everyone wanted to do yoga.
(Note to self: work on yoga with Jeannette when we get back)
Another cooking demo, this time? Gumbo (okra)
Pouring the finished gumbo, nice and slimy, comme toujours
Turning the couscous
Finished couscous. Ready to be eaten with gumbo.
My counterpart receiving her certificate of completion
Shaking hands with Tiki
She was pretty excited