Living and Promoting Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture
Being Here – Day to Day Life at Yerba Buena Farm, Jamaica
Bees, bees, bees…
Fixing bicycles, endlessly
Taking a break from weed sacking
Having just made rolled foundation candles
Melchizedek loves his pet goat.
Kids in the kitchen
Smile for the camera!
Haley’s other little buddy, our demented cat Speng.
Demonstrating how to properly hold a comb, this little girl is fearless in her shorts and tank top!
Summer time daily harvest from our trees
Coconut drops cooling on a banana leaf (Jamaican wax paper!)
Emmanuel under the stringy mango tree
Having just made tofu and soymilk for the first time, Joshua pouts as he waits impatiently to try it.
Lovely kitchen table with Kylie, Taylor, calaloo, part of a pollen trap, ackee, an empty honey bottle and loads of Julie mangoes.
Baby ram goats on walkway
Going down into the yard
The view from the beach is lovely!
View from a porch.
Holding honey from a wild hive removal.
After hive inspections, it’s group picture time! That’s intern Taylor in the back row.
Fruit-covered kitchen sink
Our first mushroom!
In the garden
Robins Bay Bee Club kids
Typical kitchen scene
Green juneplums ready for juicing
Cooked ackee and breadfruit
Jackfruit, jellies and green plantain
A quick snack of sweet potato pudding
Juicy otahiti apple
Kwao building a bamboo hive
Agape and almost all of the boys
A little friend – Beenie Bird
A jackfruit fresh from the tree!
Ur little sample smelling box with most of our oils
Night time bonfire at the beach
Bonfire at the beach
At a beautiful view spot
Two batches of honey soap ready to be cut
When you are here, on our farm, you’ll have to take the bad with the good. There are bees, fruit, beaches, flowers – and also mud, mosquitoes, screaming kids, and irritating dogs. Please take a look at our past interns’ blogs (scroll through our blog for links) for first-hand accounts of their daily life here. And you can get some information on these pages about possible activities and excursions, how our cabins look, and where we are on the island.