Tire Garden 5 on Flickr.
A Peace Corps Volunteer trained more than 30 girls in Guatemala to create vegetable gardens in recycled car and truck tires, and held a cooking and nutrition class with the food they generated.
“Educating the people of Songwe on better breeding techniques, improved business skills, improved feed with local resources and giving livestock access to water would improve the livestock in the area and potentially improve the income of farmers.”
The oldest currently-serving Peace Corps Volunteer Bernie Cheriff (Left) returned home from Ukraine last week. Bernie is pictured here with Peace Corps Volunteer Kaitlyn Hauter and a Peace Corps staff member at a half marathon held in Ukraine.
Congrats on your service, Bernie!
Fast Company - 2010
Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
President John F. Kennedy greets the first group of departing Peace Corps Volunteers, leaving for Tanganyika and Ghana, in the the Oval Office.
Photographer: Robert Knudsen/White House, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
A year ago today, this was our first post on Tumblr.
We thank all our followers for sticking with us. We can’t wait to spend another year sharing the Peace Corps story with all of you!
P.S. We still need a few more followers (2,500!) to reach our goal of 15,000 followers in our first year, so please spread the word!
Here’s one of the vintage PSAs we shared earlier this year in honor of our 50th
“I’m inspired by the work of Peace Corps Volunteers around the world. Volunteers share their creativity and compassion with their local communities. I hope this print inspires the next generation of Volunteers.” - Shepard Fairey
Fairey has a personal connection with the Peace Corps through his sister, who served as a Volunteer in Togo.