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“Sorry Guys, It’s the Gals” :: La Granja El Jancinto :: Meet Jim Deveau

Reflecting on 17 years of La Granja  El  Jacinto, granting scholarships to family participants, I studied the photos taken. The role of the women is striking. Not only as helpers, cooks, weed pullers, seed planters – all important. Quiet and strong, they’ve been removing boulders to create rice/fish tanks, sharpening, hacking machetes, hauling mud and grasses to build and pack rice/fish tank walls, lugging cauldrons for miles to cook rice and beans at worksites, cutting  firewood to build the fires to cook those meals. They’re steadfast. They show up. You can count on them.

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