Weeks 20-30 and 40-45: Morocco I and II

As we all know: things don't always go as planned. For example, I didn't originally plan to go to Morocco on my Watson Year, and I definitely did not plan to go twice... Nonetheless, my project brought me there, and took me back (although with a bit of a push...), and I am excited to … Continue reading Weeks 20-30 and 40-45: Morocco I and II

Weeks 9-19: Ciao Italia!

I know, it has been far too long since I last posted, but I’ll skip the explanations and excuses! I am now over 7 months into my Watson year. Since my last post—which was about my experiences in Iceland but published a month into my time in Italy—I have attended an international food conference, lived … Continue reading Weeks 9-19: Ciao Italia!

Week 1: Pilot

The Journey Begins A week ago, I geared up for my Watson year knowing that whatever last-minute preparations I was making would still leave me unprepared for the journey ahead.  The challenges that I anticipated would no longer be challenging—the ones that I couldn’t imagine worried me. So I entered this year with a fair … Continue reading Week 1: Pilot

About my journey

Hello!  Welcome to "Field Notes," my blog chronicling my experiences traveling as a Watson Fellow.  For a year, I will be exploring innovative agroecological techniques by working alongside farmers, ranchers, gardeners, and researchers in various parts of the world.  You can learn more about the Watson Fellowship on the Watson Foundation's website.