Learning Permaculture in the South African Forest

The last week at Pachamama Forest Retreat has been my first true off-the-grid living experience. This little, self-sustainable community lies amidst the towering trees of indigineous forest outside Knysna, South Africa. Through eco-friendly technologies and the dedication of each person here, Pachamama exists to create a nourishing relationship between humans and the Earth. People work …

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Conquering England’s Lake District

This weekend I hiked in the Lake District. In other words, I murdered my muscles, froze my body, endangered my life a few times, tested my limits, and gained an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. I will recap this adventure in narrative form, so read on for the story of 20 study abroad students and two …

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