Haiti and Africa

18 Jan

I’m leaving soon for Kenya. I’m doing a story about a chef who is sourcing from local tribes and supporting organic farm and garden operations all over Kenya. Lucky me, I’ll avoid all this rain. I’ll be away from the blog for about two weeks…

In the meantime, I wanted to let you know about a bake sale to raise money for Haiti relief. It’s a great idea–who doesn’t want to help Haitians? and who doesn’t want to eat the most delicious bakery items ever made? I wish I could attend, but I’ll be long gone. Here are the details:

11 Responses to “Haiti and Africa”

  1. Paula January 18, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    As Bugs Bunny once said, “Bon Voy-A-Gee!!” Be safe, learn lots, have fun, come home.

  2. lori January 18, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    Hiya Novella, Kenya sounds fun! I wonder what the local goats & goatkeepers are like. It’s going to be a long 2 weeks waiting to hear about your trip. I’ve got about 2weeks til’ my girls (12 Nubian “Divas”) start to kid. I’ll content myself with a second run through Farm City, while sitting in the barn giving my girls moral support. Many of them like their “hoof” held as they get close to kidding.
    Anyway, have a good trip!

  3. Sergeant Sherry January 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    Mam
    we have a complaint about you stealing metal out of an abandoned building across from your farm with a man known as Kilo.

  4. Heidi January 20, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    Can’t wait to hear about Kenya.

    I’m going to try and get my goats knocked up in March. I would love to get some timing advice from you (they don’t seem to be going into estrus on a regular cycle) when you get back. Have a great time in Africa!

  5. esperanza January 20, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    i think you may be in the air already- safe travels. Hope you have an excellent adventure.

  6. Evangeline January 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    Wow, yet another adventure! Have you read this article about Agri-Imperialism in Africa?
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/22/magazine/22land-t.html?pagewanted=5&_r=1

    It’s pretty freaky. Basically, countries with money but without land are buying up huge swaths of African soil to grow their food. Many African countries have the land, but not the resources. No one knows how it’s going to shake out – if the citizens will benefit or if they will simply be deprived of the natural resources of their own land. Very complex.

    Kenya just made a deal to lease nearly 100,000 acres to the Qatari government in return for financing a new port.

    I’m curious to see how the Chef whom you’re writing about factors into this system.

    Anyway, I look forward to your take!

  7. karismar January 20, 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    Oh wow, how fantastic!! I spent a year in Kenya…Nairobi and Mombasa back in the early 80’s. They are incredibly kind and beautiful people and I’m sure it will change your life.
    …amani

  8. Kathy January 20, 2010 at 10:54 pm #

    ooops, that karismar is me…anyway, have an incredible journey and I look forward to a few pictures when you return.

  9. brooke January 26, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    have an amazing time! i visited east africa a few years ago and loved it. and i just saw your pic/words in GOOD magazine- winter 2010, pages 98-99. wonderful!

  10. Robin January 29, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    Have a safe, wonderful trip! Can’t wait to hear about the local foods front in Kenya!

  11. Hailey Michel-Evleth January 31, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

    Hi Novella,

    I’m reading Farm City right now and really enjoying it. I’m working up to producing my own food, back here in Seattle. I wanted to let you know that I’ve linked this blog to mine and that I really enjoy your work!

    I hope you have an amazing time during your travels.

    Hailey

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