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Video

Gondar Camp GLOW Video

7 Sep

After battles with incompatible video, computer crashes, and awful editing software, I finally scraped together the 2013 Camp GLOW video. Sometimes simple is best. And putting the video together made me smile more over the past few days than anything else. Big thanks go to our partners the University of Gondar and Addis Ababa CCL Girls. And we wouldn’t be anywhere without funding from Peace Corps and PEPFAR. Last Camp GLOW post I promise! (until next year!)

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Camp GLOW – Environment Day

9 Aug

Environment Day started with tree cookies (the anatomy of a tree), picking up litter for collages, making soaps and salves, and composting. The next day we drove to the Agriculture college at the University of Gondar (who graciously hosted us for the week) and built an herb spiral garden in their entrance. At night we also screened a few Planet Earth episodes – “Mountains” actually feature the Simiens, which are just north of Gondar.

One my girls from Gondar has already called me saying she is building an herb spiral in her compound with her family. Permagardening and taking skills home for the win!

picking up trash for the "Litter We Know" Collages

picking up trash for the “Litter We Know” Collages

making soap

making soap

oil for salves

oil for salves

Ronny teaching about composting

Ronny teaching about composting

Herb Spiral Garden

Herb Spiral Garden

Getting dirty for permagardening

Getting dirty for permagardening

planting seeds - these are peppercorn I believe

planting seeds – these are peppercorn I believe