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Wa Samaki Ecosystems
Wa Samaki Ecosystems
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Corner of La Cuesa and Freeport Todds Rd, Freeport, TT
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Wet/Dry Tropical

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Wa Samaki Ecosystems

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Urban, Rural, Residential, Commercial, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Wa Samaki Ecosystems, in Trinidad, created in 1997, offers a working example of a Permaculture operation producing cut flowers for the local market, organic food for our household consumption, aquaculture, wildlife conservation, watershed rehabilitation, Permaculture Design Courses, workshops and volunteer and internship opportunities.

Project Description

Wa Samaki Ecosystems is located on a 33 acre estate in Trinidad and Tobago. Originally a conventional citrus farm it has undergone a permaculture restoration to include a cut flower business, an aquaculture facility, a thriving agro forest and a design that allows wildlife to travel along corridors throughout the site. Wa Samaki Ecosystems also serves as a release site for rehabilitated wildlife. Please visit our website www.wasamakipermaculture.org to get more details. 

We held our First PDC on our site in 2007 taught by Peter Bane of the Permaculture Activist magazine. We have since taught or hosted another 3 PDCs in Trinidad, one in Puerto Rico and been a teacher at one in ithe US Virgin islands. We have been used as Permaculture resource people in workshops in Jamaica, Suriname, Greneda and Dominica

We specialize in tropical designs using appropriate plants for the Caribbean and are building an extensive collection of local root crops, bananas, fruit trees and timber trees. We provide consulting services through our consulting company Caribbean Permaculture Consultants Ltd. which can be accessed through the Wa Samaki website. 

We have been involved with a number of permaculture projects introducing it to school children, farmers and large companies. We have successfully installed a large mixed forest buffer zone around the largest natural gas facility in Trinidad using permaculture principles

We offer PDC courses once a year as well as opportunities to volunteer or intern and be part of the regeneration process at Wa Samaki Ecosystems



An interesting twist to our zone 5

A wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center moves to Wa Samaki Ecosystems suddenly increasing the uses of all the natural trees and plants that flourish in our system

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