Today, we split up into various groups tackling different tasks. One group ventured into the market early in the morning to collect data about local farmers selling their impa plants. Afterwards, they joined 3 other team members to walk 5 km to a local farm where they were able to tour the gardens with its head business woman, Norah. She introduced us to her family, brought us into her home and fed us some delicious sweet potatoes from her farm. We were able to gather information about her crops, farming techniques, and general practices related to her family farming business.
During this adventure two other students were back at the guest house hard at work on their research. Around lunch time the two groups rejoined and headed into the market place where we bought food, fabrics, and began to interview vendors and consumers for our research projects.
Two other students spent the day gathering and preparing the necessary supplies for construction and, with the help of locals from the church, cleared out a site for the greenhouse. Construction will commence early tomorrow morning, with hopes of having it complete by Sunday with plenty of time to demonstrate the best use of the greenhouse. We were able to make a lot of headway in both research and construction and look forward to another productive day tomorrow.