Greening the Barrios in Mexico City
Turning garbage to tomatoes in the ecobarrios
Recovering the sacred in daily life
Fertile ground in El Salvador
Permaculture Institute heals the wounds of war
Juan Rojas’ story
From political exile to philosopher, farmer and healer
Lending a Hand in New Orleans
Volunteers make a difference at Common Ground Reliefembedded by Embedded Video
Thanksgiving in the Lower Ninth Ward
A Day in the Life of the Common Ground Volunteersembedded by Embedded Video
Wandering the Huasteca
A Video Tour through the Mountains of Mexicoembedded by Embedded Video
Surrealist garden evokes a strange visionary’s dreamembedded by Embedded Video
Mystery of the Stone
Rare find in the Huasteca has archaeologists puzzledembedded by Embedded Video
Hakuna Matata in Zanzibar
Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, 12/21/08
Jozani Forest is home to the highly endangered red colobus monkey. Here’s some rare footage of babies at play.
Monkey business: Jozani Forest is the last remnant of Zanzibar’s mahogany forest and it’s also home to the rare Zanzibar red colobus monkey. Only about 2,000 of this highly endangered species remain, and only on Zanzibar. Watch some endearing colobus babies and their mothers at play.
Spice tour: The clove trees, vanilla vines and coriander bushes I expected; these are, after all, the Spice Islands. The makeover, on the other hand, was a complete surprise. Khamisi Cheyo, my guide, demonstrates the beauty secrets of Zanzibar, from the lipstick plant to the ingredients of Chanel No. 5. Take a virtual tour with Khamisi and his multitalented assistant, Husein.
The fish market: Each day in Stone Town, while most tourists are just beginning to rouse themselves, a riot of color and activity erupts in an out-of-the-way corner of the bay. Here is where I discovered the real Zanzibar, in a scene that has remained virtually unchanged for centuries.
Much more to come, soon! Please come back!