Jeffrey A. Smith
Volunteer: Jeffrey A. Smith
Contributions from Jeffrey A. Smith
“Beergin Coke” It was, I don’t remember how many, but not many days after I arrived in country, that my co-newbie & I were invited to go out for drink by a local. Tom, (10 years my younger but partner in mischief) and I had been known to have a drink. We were in training at a mold-loving hot springs spa in a college town about an hour south of Manila. We were to be housed, in pairs, for a week, with local families. I also don’t remember the Baranguy Captain’s name, to my great re...
Sorsogon Pizza I served as a Peace Corps Agricultural Advisor, assigned to Baranguay Salbacion, Magallanes, Sorsogon, Philippines, from 1979 to 1981. A major part of my work was to build & manage a nursery for the propagation of coffee, cacao, and black pepper, as one of several outposts of a USAID-funded project, the Sorsogon Crop Diversification Program. SCDP had been designed and proposed to USAID by an earlier Peace Corps Volunteer, Paul Driscoll, who had also recruited a recen...