Meet DSF Green Thumb, Neshali!
Like most graduates, I sent my resume to every speakable and unspeakable place in hopes of finding a job. Doha, Qatar found me and that is where I spent a year teaching at a Canadian international school. Doha, Qatar: the desert. It was a beautiful experience of camels, heat, call to prayers, and the best falafel I have ever had. But there were also major frustrations as recycling is pretty much non-existent (a few months before I left I finally found a place that would recycle paper!) and major issues existed and were ignored when it came to the environment. This provided me with a greater appreciation for Canada and all its beautiful green (never will I take for granted the simple act of laying on the grass). Though we definitely have our own problems in Canada when it comes to the way we treat our environment, I really do feel that there is sense of admiration for our surroundings and a drive to create change. Now back in Alberta, I want to put this appreciation to the test and try, for the first time, to have a green thumb that not only works, but works to create an eco-friendly garden. Here goes!