The First 2 weeks

The First 2 Weeks: Bryce Yukio Adolphson

People wonder what we’re up to when we’re out with our project communities.   Here’s a taste…

Travel from Nairobi to Maai Mahiu: 2 hours.

Tuesday, June 28, 3:37pm: Visiting the chaos of Ngeya Primary School's 1700 student recess. It's crazy to think that the garden we fund here feeds them all daily.

Tuesday, June 28, 4:28pm: Attending the Ngeya Primary School Environmental Club meeting

Tuesday, June 28, 5:30pm: Plotting future projects with CTC youth and CTC Founder Zane Wilemon

Travel from Maai Mahiu to Isiolo: 7 hours

Friday, July 1, 3:08pm: Cell phone math with the New Jordan Women's Group in Isiolo, Kenya.

Friday, July 1, 5:48pm: Greg Mortenson got it wrong. It's 3 Cups of Fanta.

Saturday, July 2, 2:49pm: Flash mob dance off with our Kambi Garba water project community.

Travel from Isiolo to Arimet and back: 2 hours

Sunday, July 3, 3:19pm: Camel chasing with the Arimet water project.

Monday, July 4, 8:36am: Purchasing lumber at Mums Timber Sales to begin construction on the poultry project in Kambi Garba.

Monday, July 4, 11am: Tie-Dye madness with the NJWG micro-finance group.

Monday, July 4, 1:48pm: Haight Street, Kenya.

Monday, July 4, 4:45pm: Poultry project is well under way in Kambi Garba.

Monday, July 4, 5:53pm: Kambi Garba partner Sarafina Lokoel pumps iron at the USAID gym in honor of the 4th of July.

Travel from Isiolo to Kisumu: 12 hours

Thursday, July 7, 2:52pm: Corn shucking with the women of the Rita Rose Garden in Kisumu, Kenya.

Total time in Matatu buses: 23 hours in 2 weeks.


5 Responses to “The First 2 weeks”

  1. 1 Emi July 9, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Hi Bryce, That poultry house looks vaguely familiar. It must be a satisfying feeling to realize the gardens are sustaining so many people! Happy trails!

    • 2 Bryce July 10, 2011 at 12:09 am

      Yes! Growing up on a farm has proven useful over the years. My fond memories of being attacked by roosters is often a good way to bond with partner communities.

      Garden-wise: it grows and grows. The environmental club that maintains the drip garden has grown from 40 to 80 students in the past year! If only students in the U.S. could be that connected to where their food!

      • 3 Emi July 13, 2011 at 9:41 pm

        Bryce! Enjoying the photos and news. I don’t imagine that there is a down time for the gardens…is the temperature is good for growing year round? What do they use for nutrients and how do they get it? Just wondering how they sustain the yield from year to year, as the soil will become depleated after a while. What kinds of veggies do they grow and how is it used?

  2. 4 bonnie July 9, 2011 at 8:15 am

    holy camel, these photos are vibrant and beautiful, just like all of you. thanks for sharing.

    • 5 Bryce July 10, 2011 at 12:20 am

      Thanks, Bonnie! It’s a beautiful thing to have my camera glued to my hands day in and day out. Though, sleep would be wonderful as well. Maybe I can edit that into my workflow. Hmm…

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