In order to inspire my women and expand their world, I decided to take them out of village on a field trip to Meng, where another volunteer had also implemented a gardening project on a much bigger scale.
Exploring the gardens.
Chatting with another gardener and our wonderful host, Holly.
I’m an expert at not smiling.
Cheesing with the squad.
After the tour, we then spent the afternoon talking about nutrition, how to make banana bread, and how to make soy milk and tofu.
Group discussion during a competition to see who could come up with the greatest number of well-balanced meals.
The tofu captain! (We had a nearby shop owner come and show how he and his family makes tofu and soy milk.)
This is a dutch oven (or how we bake things here).
Adding vinegar-the acidity helps the tofu to clump. (Fun fact: also works with milk if you want to make cheese.)
My counterpart butting in in front of Holly in order to be in the picture