In 2009 we had the privilege of working with St. Benedict’s students and their journalism teacher Noreen Connolly. They planted and tended to a wonderful garden plot right on the grounds of their school. Since then, Noreen has won an amazing opportunity to travel this summer with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.
They are currently traveling through North and West Africa, reporting on health, food security and even a run in with Al Qaeda. Follow her blog entries online here, and in particular check out her fascinating take on gardening in Burkina Faso.