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
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!
Despite sending (and resending) countless messages to farmers and organizations in Iceland, I left England with only one contact in the neighboring island and a ticket out to Italy for three weeks later. Unsure of how I was going to fill my time, I rented a car and purchased a SIM card, equipping myself with … Continue reading Weeks 6-8: From grasslands to Iceland
This post sat as a growing draft while I had been traveling within (and now outside of) England, so now it is a mega-entry, summarizing my experiences during my first stop on my Watson year! Wheeling chickens, herding sheep, and other routine tasks I lived and worked for three weeks on a second farm in … Continue reading Weeks 2-5: Experiences in England
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
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.