Caribbean Permaculture Consultants Ltd is a small company doing great things across the Caribbean. We have worked on projects in Trinidad, Barbados, Mustique, St. Lucia and Grenada and have had students from most of the the other islands come to our Permaculture Design Courses. From rehabilitating 300 acre sand mines, to creating permaculture food forest buffer zones around industrial plants to simple household gardens, we works with all sizes and budgets....contact us for projects you may be considering....if we cant do it we may be able to recommend one of our students to work with you....
Erle Rahaman-Noronha, Director
Erle is one of the directors of Caribbean Permaculture Consultants Ltd (CPC)
He is the current director of the Caribbean Permaculture Research Institute (Barbados) and one of the Directors of Walkers Reserve (Barbados)
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 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 has taught over 15 Permaculture Design courses across the Caribbean
He is also a photographer and an accomplished adventure racer and ultra marathoner.
John is the other director of Caribbean Permaculture Consultants Ltd (CPC)
Born on the 8th of January 1952 in the St. Anns watershed John is a multi media conceptual artist and deep ecologist with a focus on promoting the bioregional vision for evolving sustainable human cultures.
As an artist his main practice has been the designer/maker for his ecological business, Turtle Island Children, creating a line of high fashion natural jewelry using calabash and coconut shell predominantly.
John is a founding member and the research officer and technical advisor to the award winning Community Based Organization, the Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project (FACRP).
John completed his first Permaculture Design Course (PDC) in 2006 at Finca Bona Fide, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua with Doug Bullock and Chris Shanks. He was instrumental in bringing Peter Bane, editor of the Permaculture Activist to lead the first ever PDC in Trinidad and Tobago in 2007.
In 2009 he completed his third PDC at Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe with Joel Glanzberg and John Nieri as part of the 9th International Permaculture Convergence.