This Nepal Picture Library brings back memories of taking and sharing photos in Nepal.
A collection of posts and other tidbits on Nepal — mostly on gender and women, progressive politics, innovative nonprofits, volunteer tourism, landlessness, biodiversity and sustainability, agroecology, permaculture, food and recipes, appropriate technology and energy, human rights, ethnography and history, and anything else that interests me.
I happened upon this great-looking permaculture resource from Chris Evans and Jakob Jesperson: The Farmers’ Handbook. It grows out of years of experience in Nepal but could be helpful anywhere.Read More
An easy way to learn some basic Nepali. This is episode 1. There appear to be 10 episodes total. I haven’t run through them all. If you do, let me know what you think.
Rain. Day before last, it was relentless. We had a reprieve yesterday, and I got some planting done, but most of my garden is flooded and impossible to work. I’m already a week or two behind. In this short season, that could mean a lean year for vegetables. So when I woke at five this [...]Read More
Four months after I gave birth to my son in Nepal, I celebrated my very first International Women’s Day in 1988 in Gunjanagar, a village in western Chitwan District. It was also Gunjangar’s first time to organize an event for that day. I describe the scene in Sacred Threads, my ethnographic memoir-in-progress….Read More
Growing food this summer in northeast Oregon, I relied on all that I’ve learned over the years from books, conversations, observations, and personal experience. But I probably heard Ama’s voice more than any other….Read More