The Politics of your Plate

Top left – a field day with Organic Alberta, top right – a fellow volunteer and I at an Alder Food Security Society resilience festival event, center – my dog at a Food4Good community garden. You might not expect what’s on your plate to be inherently political but you also wouldn’t expect David Suzuki being […]

Perseid Meteor Shower Event

In addition to the Community Supported Agriculture program, one of the major components of my stretch experience was helping to organize a trip out to Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm with International Student Services. The event was held on August 13th for the Perseid meteor shower. Overall the event was successful – all 47 tickets […]

Show Me The Honey

Hello lovely people! It’s August *screams*. I definitely feel stretched (still screaming). I’ve really come to realize the power of saying “yeah, I can totally do this,” even when I have no clue what’s going on and I know that I’m going to have to do a bunch of googling later. Outward confidence, even if […]

Creating a Green Wall

A highlight of my stretch experience happened on my final Saturday in Fez, Morocco. I co-hosted a Green Wall event at a high school with many barren walls. My project partners and I had been planning this event since the beginning of our project, and the past week had been spent running all over the […]

Discovering Dresden & Challenging my Character

The weeks leading up to my stretch experience were among the busiest and most stressful weeks of my life. In a sudden mood of adventure and curiosity, I decided to spend my summer in Germany to improve my language skills and gain some experience working in industry. It’s funny that during the school year, we’re […]