Sarah Coghlan

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  • | May 27th, 2011
    Well, the time has finally come. My video has been finalized and my master's thesis finished! As I graduate on Sunday, I cannot imagine a better way to leave Brown University.  I hope viewers both enjoy the film and learn much about the...
  • | November 11th, 2010
    After a day of sorting through journal articles regarding sustainable agriculture and food security in the developing world, I decided it was time for a much needed break.And what better way to take a break from reading about food than eating it?So...
  • | November 10th, 2010
    Quite simply I underestimated the amount of time transcribing and translating interviews would take! Boy, what a commitment.But, I am happy to report that translation is coming along -- and my film should be finished by the beginning of...
  • | September 3rd, 2010
    Who knew attempting to make a short documentary film in another language would be such a daunting task? I clearly underestimated how time-intensive translation would be! Dios mio. I surely need to step up my game and get to work, as they say! I...
  • | August 6th, 2010
    Refreshed. Rejuvenated. Ready to go! I've been back in the United States for a few weeks now, and after some much needed down time--I am ready to re-immerse myself in the world of blogging. Now being that my internet access in El Salvador was...
  • | July 22nd, 2010
    Ah, to be back home. Surely it's bitter sweet. I feel contented with my work in El Salvador and now that I am home (with unfaltering internet access) I will provide more in-depth detail as to what I am working on! Until then, I provide you with a...
  • Juan Rojas
    | June 27th, 2010
    Meet Juan Rojas, el presidente del Instituto de la Permacultura in El Salvador. I have just spent my last week touring through the dense jungle with this man, and what an incredible time it was. Good people, good conversation, and not so good...
  • | June 21st, 2010
    I have spent the last few days without the means to communicate via the world wide web, and am heading back into the hills in a few moments so I will not be able to update my blog until Thursday. But, I have many tales to share as well as photos...
  • | June 15th, 2010
    In having touch-and-go communication with my parents amidst the mayhem here, I was struck by my father telling me he'd heard very little about what is happening in Central America these past few weeks. And it isn't my Dad who's not following the...
  • Rain El Salvador
    | June 15th, 2010
    Phew! I have survived Tropical Storm Agatha. What a truly screwy past week and a half. It feels as if time completely froze. No where to go--and nothing to do. Including no internet connection (so I apologize for my lack of updates).  There was...
  • El Salvador Flood
    | May 30th, 2010
    RED ALERT. "In El Salvador, President Mauricio Funes declared a “red alert,” the highest level of emergency, after rains delivered by Agatha triggered at least 140 landslides throughout the country and killed two adults and a 10-year-old child. The...
  • | May 28th, 2010
    I have been up in the mountains of El Salvador for the last week (more or less). I am happy to be back on "the ground" with the ability to find the internet and running water. Many things have been learned from said experience, but most importantly...
  • | May 23rd, 2010
    Buenas días. Primero, es necesito decir--gracias a dios por el "malarone." I am being devoured by every sort of flying insect that seems to call El Salvador home. I cannot believe these buggers (no pun intended) are chomping through my clothes and...
  • | May 20th, 2010
    Well, I have safely arrived in Suchitoto, El Salvador. My voyage was a smooth one. Well, terribly turbulent flight from Boston to JFK and bad NYC veggie lo-mein aside, I am here. Phew! I began to worry as the rains poured down in and around New...
  • | May 3rd, 2010
    I suppose it makes the most sense to begin at the beginning.Perhaps to introduce who I am, where I've come from, and where I'm heading. So by way of introduction, my name is Sarah Coghlan and I am a graduate student at Brown University. A recent...
  • | April 13th, 2010
    Let's talk about permaculture. Permaculture: where permanent agriculture meets and merges with permanent culture. Put simply, an approach to both agriculture systems and human settlements that mimic the relationships found in natural ecologies....
  • | April 5th, 2010
    I suppose it makes the most sense to begin at the beginning. Perhaps to introduce who I am, where I've come from, and where I'm heading. So by way of introduction, my name is Sarah Coghlan and I am a graduate student at Brown University. A recent...