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Erle Rahaman-Noronha
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Freeport , Trinidad and Tobago
Climate Zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical
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My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

Wa Samaki Ecosystems

Wa Samaki Ecosystems

Freeport, TT


(projects i'm following)

Daraja Academy Permaculture Project Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge Kinesi Orphans Permaculture Project Purple Pear Farm Caribbean PRI of Barbados (CPRIB) Finca Vista Bella LesJardinsdeMacabou Dachshund Farms, Carenage
Aleeya Rambali Ammon Felix André Rafinon Anne-Marie Rooks Apphia  Attzs Avion Phillips Ben Taylor Berber van Beek Candice  Beharrysingh Céline AL-ZOUBI Clea Chandmal Clifton Maxwell Courtney Jordan Daniel  Joseph Denyse  Ogilvie Edward Inglefield francine chanover Fyto Sandoval Gregory Chee Herschel Hislop Janice Derrick Hospedales Jonathan Ramsay Lark Ambris Lawrence F Lorraine Ciarallo Nakita Poon Kong Richard Ogilvie Roland van Reenen Sasha Sahadeo Shaun de Luna Shiv DuBarry Stephan Subero Ved Valmiki vicki blanchard Wayne Hutchinson Wilhelm Trujillo Probst
Anthony Munene Apphia  Attzs Ashton Mills Ben Taylor Céline AL-ZOUBI Clea Chandmal Emanuel Perez Geoff Lawton Kenton Zerbin Kiddusi Smart Lani Edghill Lawrence F Lorraine Ciarallo Paul Kean Suzette Edghill Ved Valmiki vicki blanchard
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About Erle Rahaman-Noronha

Erle was born and grew up in Kenya, lived in Canada and now makes Trinidad his home. He teaches and practices Permaculture and is the owner of Wa Samaki Ecosystems (established 1997), a 33 acre, formerly citrus, estate undergoing a Permaculture restoration while producing cut flowers, tropical fish and indigenous food crops. His farm has won agricultural entrepreneur awards for forestry, aquaculture and horticulture. He is the current national winner of the Agroforestry division and national runner up in the Horticulture division for the National Agricultural Entrepreneur of the year 2009.

He has a BSc in Applied Biochemistry and an MSc in Zoology from the University of Guelph, Canada, has completed two Permaculture Design Courses in Trinidad (07 with Peter Bane) and Belize (09 with Albert Bates), as well as short courses in Intensive Aquaculture (Cornell University), Dendrology (Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry) and Tropical Landscaping (University of the West Indies).
He has been involved with three Knowing and Growing Workshops in Jamaica and Dominica, used as a Permaculture expert by IICA in Suriname and Greneda, and has taught Permaculture Design courses in Trinidad (08,09), Puerto Rico (09) and US Virgin Islands (11)

He is also a photographer and an accomplished adventure racer and ultra marathoner. 


Speaking at IPC India 2107

Posted almost 7 years ago (0 comments)

a TEDXPortofSpain talk that we did on our permaculture site in Trinidad

an overview of permaculture in the Caribbean and our project in Trinidad..

Posted over 9 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture comes to St. Lucia

Sankofa Rainbow Roots Farm was the site of the first ever PDC on the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean .....taught by fellow Caribbean instructors from Trinidad and Tobago

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)

John Nzira Needs Help! Please consider

John Nzira was the victim of a robbery in South Africa recently. This plea for help is from a friend and I have double checked with a few people to make sure it's for real and not a scam. John is a great guy and has impacted many people in a great way so

Posted almost 13 years ago (0 comments)

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

Posted almost 13 years ago (0 comments)
My Badges
Consultant Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Maya Mountain Research Farm
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Albert Bates
Other Teachers: Andrew Goodheart, Maria Ros, Christopher Nesbitt
Location: Maya Mountain, Belize
Date: Jan 2009
Wa Samaki Ecosystems
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Peter Bane
Location: Wa Samaki Ecosystems, Trinidad and Tobago
Date: Jan 2007
75 PDC Graduates (list)
0 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
2 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Erle Rahaman-Noronha
0 have not yet been verified (list)
Climate Zones
Erle Rahaman-Noronha has permaculture experience in:
Wet/Dry Tropical
Wet Tropical
Dry Tropical

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