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Innovative Organic Farming in Jamaica

Tony Kleese

Organic Farming Integral Part of One One Coco Curriculum

To further develop the One One Coco Farm School, the Source Farm Foundation requested the assistance of a volunteer to teach organic farming basics, with skills organizing group activities for hands-on education and training and working knowledge of a broad range of organic farming. Because farmers attending One-One Coco did not have a defined base level of farming or organic practices, a basic level of knowledge had to be established.

Jamaica Sustainable Farm Enterprise

The Source Farm Foundation hosts the annual One One Coco Organic Agriculture School every February. This year, a volunteer was requested to teach Permaculture methods to the students, who were aspiring organic growers from the area of St. Thomas Parish. The volunteer was expected to provide technical assistance in drought-resistant agricultural methods, earthworks for hillside farming, surface water management, erosion control, and low-flow irrigation systems design.
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