Gone Wwoofing in Dominica
Posted: 8th November 2014 at 11:29 • Categories: Caribbean
This is where I met Sian Jones. Sian is a young British woman who left England in pursuit of her dream of buying a farm a, grow vegetables, live off the land and start a beautiful eco-lodge. She poured all her heart in this project and when I met her 3 years ago she had transformed the little plot of land she bought into a paradise.
I stayed at her house for a week during which I learned so much about growing tropical fruits. We carved veggies beds from the mountain flank, we weaved palm trees to make shower walls. We planted watermelon, peas, coconut, cocoa, did a lot of jungle weeding, trying to reclaim some land from the jungle, we even built a stone and mud staircase to the waterfall at the end of her property. It was so rewarding to see her vision of the place become a reality in front of our eyes.
Unfortunately, Hurricane Irma destroyed everything she owned and her little paradise is now gone and she is not the only one in this situation. The entire village of Castle Bruce was destroyed and Sian is now trying to raise £20 000 to provide the tools necessary to the inhabitants of Castle Bruce to start rebuilding the village.
These are some pictures of the Castle Bruce I remember. Yes, it is a truly beautiful place, let’s make it this way again! Click HERE to help Sian and her community rebuild Castle Bruce.
Now you’ll be happy to learn that Sian and her adorable toddler Mario are safe: She was able to make it back to England safely after the Hurricane and she is now rebuilding her farm and her home in Dominica.