Category Archives: Personal Connections


just one

by KalaLea on November 20, 2013 • Posted in News Personal Connections

On Saturday, as I stepped off a BOLT bus in the City of Brotherly Love, a middle-aged brown man approached me as if he had something important to say. He moved closer and in a soft-spoken voice, he uttered, “taxi?”

I relaxed, realizing that he was simply peddling rides not street pharmaceuticals.

Famished, I accepted his offer while following him to the bronze-colored mini-van parked across the street. “Are you a real taxi?” I asked with
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joy in the small moments

by KalaLea on June 1, 2012 • Posted in Blog News Personal Connections Travel

There are many afternoons where I sit and watch birds do things I’ve only read in books. Time is lost on me and as I relax into my hammock and revel in the beauty of life, I am reminded of our connection to everything living. At night, I chaperon bugs onto the balcony so as not to disrupt my practice of ahimsa or non-violence. Ahimsa is the act or intention of doing no harm to others
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work exchange and waterfalls

by KalaLea on March 31, 2012 • Posted in News Personal Connections Travel

Before arriving in Bahia, I did some research on Chapada Diamantina, the glorious national park in Bahia. After my WWOOFing gig in Seabra, I had plans to visit Vale do Capão, a measly hour and a half bus ride southeast.

Vale do Capão … Where the earth is red, the people are green and the water is free. You read correctly, several times I was told that many of the residents do not pay
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doo doo coco caca poo poo

by KalaLea on March 28, 2012 • Posted in News Personal Connections Travel

My gardening hoe is as shiny as a baby’s bottom. Two weeks shiny, that is. However, I can loosely summarize farming in four words: We are eating shit. Doo doo. Caca. Poo Poo. This essentially applies to those of us eating organic produce; fruits and veggies grown without the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and other synthetic chemicals. We eat it then it comes out of us then we use it to grow more food. A
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Nance and me

by KalaLea on March 24, 2012 • Posted in News Personal Connections Travel

Hola WDIET Family! Hope you are feeling light and bright. The weather is smiling on ALL of us these days. Lovely.

I’ve been on the road for the past three weeks, hiking and swimming nearly every day after work exchange. Now I’m back in Salvador for just a few days until I make my way south to Itacaré to spend some time with a friend.

Let’s rewind to my last days at the farm in Seabra
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sozinha (saw ZEENG ya)

by KalaLea on March 15, 2012 • Posted in News Personal Connections Travel

Greetings and Happy One Year Anniversary to Why Did I Eat That? :)
Due to lack of internet service, I am more than one week behind with blogging. I spent my first week in Chapada Diamantina at the WWOOF-affiliated farm in Seabra but then had flee for a few reasons. Many of you already know this. Below is my account of my first few hours in the town where the farm is located. It’s sort of
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What’s in Season: Spring

Apricots
Artichoke
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Beets
Carrots
Cherries
Collards
Fennel
Mango
Mint
Pineapple
Radishes
Rhubarb
Snow Peas
Spinach
Strawberries
Sugar Snap Peas
Vidalia Onions


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