Lets rebuild Dominica !
Posted: 7th October 2017 at 16:51 • Categories: Caribbean
Three years ago I set off on an adventure to the Caribbean to discover how the delicious tropical fruits we eat in Europe are grown. After visiting St Marteen and St Barts I arrived to Dominica, rightfully Nicknamed the Nature Island. After a day in Roseau I decided to go wwoofing in a small farm called Eden Heights.
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 of 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 transform 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.
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 and she is now trying to get organized so she can help her community rise again. Because Castle Bruce is fairly isolated they lack basic supplies and any £ you can spend would make a huge difference so if you can contribute even with a small amount they would be grateful.
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.
THANK YOU FOR READING.