This is a small peek into the true nature of Peace Corps work; development is not a beautiful linear graph of steady improvement. Rather, it would look like one a toddler scribbled with crayons—lots of ups, downs, back and forths, circles, stops, and starts. But put it through a linear regression formula, it should somehow show an average increase in Y over X; a general upwards trend. Improvement—slowly, slowly.
“So, why do you want to grow a garden?” I asked. Six of us sat together on a plastic tarp on the ground for an organic gardening workshop.
The village ladies looked around at each other, silently daring one another to be the first to speak.
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