Entries by Shankar Ramachandran

WRITERS SUPPORTING ANTI-HUNGER WORK

“What does art have to do with soup?” is the brusque version of a question we often get about the name“Artists for Soup.” A short answer is when there’s pain and hunger and poverty in a community, artists tend to want to act. In addition, the discipline of making art, including writing, can be a […]

MAESTROS EN CRECIMIENTO EN UN JARDÍN

Cuándo un grupo de 14 mujeres nicaragüenses en La Paz Centro formó un grupo de jardinería biointensiva en la primavera del 2014, decidieron llamarse a sí mismas “La Fortaleza” o “fuerza”. Y la fuerza es lo que se ve cuando están picando en el suelo volcánico lleno de malas hierbas o de tracción en el […]

GROWING TEACHERS IN A GARDEN

When a group of fourteen Nicaraguan women in La Paz Centro formed a bio-intensive gardening group in the spring of 2014, they decided to call themselves “La Fortaleza” or “Strength.” And strength is what you see when they are throwing picks into the packed volcanic soil or pulling weeds in the blazing sun, as they […]