Field Notes, Photoggling

How to Feed the Future Pt. 5: Field Trip to Meng

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.

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Exploring the gardens.

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Chatting with another gardener and our wonderful host, Holly.

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Green peppers!

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Cameroonian-style photo.

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Smiling.

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I’m an expert at not smiling.

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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.

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Group discussion during a competition to see who could come up with the greatest number of well-balanced meals.

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Banana bread.

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The tofu captain! (We had a nearby shop owner come and show how he and his family makes tofu and soy milk.)

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This is a dutch oven (or how we bake things here).

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Adding vinegar-the acidity helps the tofu to clump. (Fun fact: also works with milk if you want to make cheese.)

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My counterpart butting in in front of Holly in order to be in the picture

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Team Ngatt.

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Field Notes, Photoggling

Fête de la Jeunesse 2017

Photos from this year’s Youth Day celebration. The highlight in my humble opinion? The women’s gardening group marching with their watering cans and acting out their gardening project during the parade.

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Ollie (center front), my counterpart’s son, is the cutest. He practiced the songs all week and consistently kept getting them wrong.

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Another of my counterpart’s sons (also Ollie’s older brother).

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The women with their watering cans ready to march.

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Acting out gardening.

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Everyone dressed up to watch the parade.

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Hawa and her son

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Maimouna and her son

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Ismail and his son, Pesil

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My landlord, Oumarou, all dressed up in his fancy clothes.

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Jeanette, Hawa and me

 

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The moto drivers

And of course, what would be a Youth Day without youth?

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