Have you ever dreamed of visiting a tropical place so far away you cannot imagine it? Perhaps it is a country of endless beaches, swaying elephants and ancient temples, tempting you with aromatic curries served in edible rice bowls or banana leaf wrapped lamprais wafting with vegetables, rice and meatballs.
Now visualize yourself there volunteering and providing technical and vocational education and training to increase the employability of young people throughout that country. This very opportunity awaits you in the beautiful island country of Sri Lanka. Continue reading
Have you ever dreamed of visiting the exotic kingdom of Morocco? Have you yearned to savor couscous tagines in Marrakesh or to awake to strong tea and morning prayers in Fez? The country conjures up dreams of old movies and foreign intrigue as it straddles Africa and the Mediterranean Sea. It offers mysterious foods and flavors and also boasts a wide range of organic producers yearning to enter the international market. If you have the right skill set, there may be an opportunity for you to savor Moroccan flavors and help organic growers all in one elegant mission.
On a hot, humid, blue-sky Thursday afternoon, we made our way to
Sherborn, a small town outside Boston, MA. We were looking forward to volunteering at Silverwood Organic Farm, a historic local farmland. My partner in this adventure was my 10-year-old “little sister” who I mentor through Big Brother Big Sister. We were ready to experience an afternoon in the life of an organic farmer and take some organic lessons home with us. Continue reading