At Richmond Vale Academy we aim to produce all our own food. We have an organic garden where we practice permaculture. Everyone at the academy are farmers and do their turns in the food production, whether its improving the water collection system, moving the chicken tractors, collecting eggs, improving the compost, harvesting sousop, producing jam or making a salad for lunch.
We are self sufficient with most fruits and meat and we are production 50% of our own vegetables and herbs.
More than 1000 people have visited our model garden, received lessons and inspiration for a more sustainable, low carbon and high biodiversity way of farming.
The Climate Compliance Conference participants gives hands and helpes other Organic Gardens in St. Vincent like the Chatoyer Garden in the Vermont Valley, the IRM Urban Garden in Villa Flat, The Rose Hall Organic Garden, The Fitz Hughes Preschool garden and the Belle Isle Correctional Facility garden.
Every week we have set aside time in the schedule to produce our own homemade food like jam and yoghurt from local cow milk...
Gone are the days when we knew we had good quality food for our table. Today, we have a variety of foods from which to choose.
The Climate Compliance Conference is supporting Selly and the Rose Hall community to establish an organic model garden designed according the permaculture philosophy.
The Climate Compliance Conference Team that started in July 2015, is making our first Grey water system!
The Inivershall Rastafari Movement (IRM) is a non-profit. It's focus is the cultural, spiritual, social, political and economical development of all peoples of African descent.
In April 2012 we initiated a project to collect and use rainwater. This system includes four tanks of 1000 gallons capacity each.