CONSULTING PROJECTS

Caribbean Permaculture Consultants has been challenged with some interesting projects since its creation in 2007. Its projects range from installing simple backyard gardens to designing and planting a buffer zone around one of the biggest natural gas liqufication plants in the Western Hemisphere. As always, simple Permaculture principles have always been used to achieve amazing results....... 

THE GREENING PROJECT

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WASAMAKI ECOSYTEMS

Welcome to some of the projects that have come together at Wa Samaki Ecosystems over the last few years as volunteers and interns have shown up and as resources have come available. Contact us with any questions that you may have ..... enjoy.... 

Berber van Beek, our first intern, is a professional photographer from Curacao and did her Permaculture Design Course in Spain. Her project was to build a mandala garden that would minimize walkway space and maximize production space while only using one sprinkler. The mandala was to be an intensive system to begin making  the farm self sufficient in food.  
The site of her mandala was on a piece of land that had been bulldozed flat a couple of years ago to put in chicken pens. The soil was hard gray clay with a couple of millimeters of topsoil. We had no choice but to plough the compacted soil and rotivate it to build the the beds and then start from scratch rebuilding the soil with manure, limestone and thick layers of mulch. The progression pictures speak for themselves. Photos courtesy Berber  her website: www.beroots.com

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THE PONDS PROJECT

We faced one of the worst dry seasons on record in 2010. Our flower production fell dramatically as we tried to conserve water while still irrigating some of our beds. Fire threated us from all directions. We put a large portion of our resources into bringing a large excavator onto our site to create as much catcment as possible and in turn created many new habitats for our growing wildlife population..... 

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SWALES

We first learned about and dug our first swale at our introductory PDC in 2007

Our first series of swales (ditches on contour) went in in 2008 on a bare slope that transformed into a series of microclimates that supported our diverse root crops  including dasheen, tania, sweet potato, topi tambo and cassava. 

In 2010 we tackled a much larger slope, putting in swales along alleys of nitrogen fixing glyricida. Our long term goal is to eventually return cocoa to our site. 

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OUTREACH

SCHOOLS

We welcome school visits. Let us know what environmental aspect the visting group of students is currently studying so that we can help reinforce their learning with practical examples. Its can be as simple as planting a tree to doing a study on a certain species of plant or animal. We love challenges.....

please email us your pictures at wasamaki@tstt.net.tt if you would like them on our site...

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FARMERS

We love sharing our successes and challenges with other farmers and there is never a visit that happens when we dont learn someting new. Get a group together and contact us for a guided tour.....

please email us your pictures at wasamakiecosystems@gmail.com if you would like them on our site...

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GROUPS

Wa Samaki Ecosystems has been used as a demonstration and field trip site by numerous organizations including our Trinidad forestry department, IICA (Inter-American Institute for Coperation on Agriculture) and CANARI (Caribbean Natural Resources Institute). We can cater for different organization visits that need learn more about Permaculture and Sustainable Design. Feel free to contact us...


please email us your pictures at wasamaki@tstt.net.tt if you would like them on our site...

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