|Villa Flat, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
(projects i'm involved in)
Am the Education Officer for the Inivershall Rastafari Movement Inc.; a small NGO founded and registered in the nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines since 2011. As part of our educational goals, the IRM has created its Kultural Environmental Education Enrichment Program, known as K.E.E.E.P.; an afterschool literacy project targeting the primary and secondary school youths of Villa/Calliaqua area. The aim of this project is to assist youths with extra-curricular activities that would enrich their literacy and numeracy skills.
My interest in Permaculture Design goes back to my days of living in Hawaii years ago, when I was introduced to Masanobu Fukuoka's "The road back to nature". This greatly influenced my perception of farming and seeking more sustainable ways of living. Always wanted to learn and put into practice those basic principles in Permaculture Design, hence one my reasons for helping the IRM further develop the K.E.E.E.P. Community Garden Project.
I recently found the opportunity to become certified, in Permaculture Design, through Wa Samaki. As a result, our K.E.E.E.P. Community Garden Project curriculum, includes animal husbandry, composting, seedling nursery, recycling, water harvesting, and other natural farming practices, where we can practice and model the principles of permaculture design, with the youths involved in the afterschool activities. Our intentions are to continue learning more through practice, and sharing this acquired knowledge while creating a community garden using a Permaculture Design model, which can be replicated anywhere on the island.