Teaching 120 small farmers
My academic background in genetics and botany has led to many years of delight in studying lilies along with breeding, growing and propagating them. It’s also a pleasure to share what I’ve learned, and I’ve taught many classes and workshops over the years. I spent most of January 2010 teaching 120 small farmers in Bolivia about growing and propagating lilies to sell as cutflowers in the street market in La Paz, Bolivia. Days in the field visiting many small growing plots in the
Yungas culminated in workshops in 6 communities; the enthusiastic graduates
received diplomas, lily seeds and encouragement. The project has been sponsored by the world-renowned organization ACDI/VOCA (Agricultural Cooperative
Development International/Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance).
Read more about it at www.acdivoca.org!