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Stories and thoughts about my time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova

Agricultura Ecologica

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About 3 weeks ago, I helped my partner prepare for a seminar about organic farming.  All I actually did was put together some packets.  As it turns out though, no one showed up, so the seminar never happened.  I was pretty disappointed and I felt bad for my partner because she had put in all sorts of work for nothing.  I couldn’t read her expressions though, so I am not sure how she felt about it.

On Friday as I was about to go home, she asked me if I wanted to go to Mihaeli (sp?) on Sunday.  I had nothing else planned so I said yes, and we agreed to meet at the office at noon on Sunday.  When I arrived on Sunday, I still wasn’t sure exactly what we were going to be doing, but we grabbed all the stuff from the seminar that never took place, loaded in a car and drove the 12 km to Mihaeli (sp?).  When we got there I realized that another volunteer lives in that village, so I called him up and he came down to join the seminar.  The seminar was suppose to start 1, and I don’t think it really did start till about 1:30, we sat around in the mayors office and looked at the pictures he had taken of town events.  Once the seminar started, me and the other volunteer walked around his village, he showed me the school, his house and then we stopped for a beer.

After the seminar ended, my partner and I drove to the house of one of the ladies who attended.  She uses the “agricultura ecologica” that my partner was talking about.  Here are some pictures.  Her tomatoes were delicious, and at the end, she gave us a bag full!



I also have a thing for corn fields, and I can’t figure out why they put the dry stalks together like this…but it still makes for some good pictures.


Noapte buna!


Author: Mary O

Hi, I'm Mary. I am orignally from Spokane Wash., where I lived for 20 years of my life. I went to school in Bellingham Wash, at Western Washington University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. In June 2011, I moved to Moldova for the Peace Corps. In the Peace Corps, I am an Agribusiness and Rural Development Volunteer, and live in a town called Riscani, which is about 3 hours northwest of the capital city. I love Moldova, but there are somedays where I really miss all my friends and family in the States! Email me if you have more questions!

One thought on “Agricultura Ecologica

  1. So pretty, Mary! Glad you had a fun weekend! 🙂

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