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South Africa

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Photos: Kalahari garden - the grand finale

Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

The school veggie garden in all its glory, plus final snaps of my gals and boyz in our favourite Askham hangouts - the garden, the football pitch, and the sandy street in front of Ouma's house
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Photos: South Africa - KTP

Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Return to source...
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Photos: South Africa - Upington highlights

Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Highlights from our days in Upington, Sept '09 to April '10
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Photos: South Africa - CT highlights

Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Highlights from visits to Cape Town in September & November 2009
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Shifting Sands: Climate Change in the Kalahari

Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | Views [7740]

Even before the effects of climate change began to appear the Kalahari Desert was among the harshest regions in the world. Only the most specialized plants and animals are adapted to live in its scorching 45ºC heat.  Its thousands of human inhabitants ... Read more >

Photos: Kalahari - seeds of change

Sunday, 13 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

Planting the seeds in the Askham school garden - each class has its own veggie plot to take care of! We also planted several dozen saplings, brought from Upington...
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Desert Storm (Moonlight Sonata)

Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | Views [1421]

The winds were fierce throughout the day, whipping tiny particles of sand around like microscopic bb-gun pellets, inexorably shaping the face of the desert dunes, yet paradoxically, in doing so, also retaining the very structure that defines them. My ... Read more >

International AIDS Day

Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | Views [1075] | Comments [1]

All around the world today, communities are celebrating International AIDS Day. It may seem paradoxical to see the words "celebrate" and "AIDS" in the same sentence, but sometimes just what is needed when fighting one of the worst ... Read more >

Seeds of Change

Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | Views [1283] | Comments [1]

It has begun. Little by little, the youth of Askham, a tiny village in the South African Kalahari, are making a difference not only in their community but also in themselves. In just a couple short weeks, we have started preparations for a massive food ... Read more >

Gallery: Kalahari - it begins...

Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

A few snaps of the first stage of the school garden, a girls' sports day, and starting a tree-planting project
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Revisiting the future

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 | Views [1057] | Comments [2]

Here I am, back in South Africa, a full (and I do mean full) 2 years after first falling in love with it. Over the next year or so, I'll be based in the Kalahari, working on a youth development and HIV / AIDS prevention program. I'll write about it from ... Read more >

South Africa (July-August '07)

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | Views [2446]

Another severely retroactive posting, another flag to the photo galleries. Inspired by one of my favourites profs at Guelph, Renee Sylvain, I finally made it to Africa after years of dreaming of savannahs and jungles. I was in the South African side ... Read more >

Gallery: South Africa - roadtrip

Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: South Africa - Kalahari

Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

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