Intern Erin Sullivan’s blog

Summer intern Erin Sullivan has been a joy to live and work with.  Thank you, Erin, for your hard work, cheerful vibes, contagious laugh and great ideas!  We’re happy that we still have three weeks with you to make soap, distill plants, inspect bees and drink a different herbal tea every day!  Click here to … Continue reading

So many essential oil distillations!!

So many essential oil distillations!!

Thanks to the efforts of our summer interns, we have managed to do 39 distillations in 35 days.  It has been really interesting, as we learn something new with each distillation.  We are drawing distillation curves for each new plant (to help future distillers know how long each distillation will take and how much oil … Continue reading

Around Jamaica

“Around Jamaica”  has a Flickr page with some stunning pictures taken while traveling …around Jamaica.  Here’s the link.

Face Painting!

Claudia Marclay, a guest from Switzerland, is an extremely talented face painter.  She made Jamaican kids happy at a couple of stops around the island, including here at our farm.  Here’s a link to her blog where she describes painting the faces of literally all of our town’s kids.  Claudia stopped at a children’s home … Continue reading

Intern Abby Cali is more than serious…

Intern Abby Cali is more than serious…

Intern Abby Cali from Oberlin College not only went home from Jamaica to lead a sustainable beekeeping class and create a college top bar hive apiary, she also used her beeswax to create a line of products that was sold in the local farmer’s market.  For anyone in Ohio who needs some nice, all-natural beeswax … Continue reading

Summer 2016 Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Tom Hebert Teaches Sustainable Top Bar Beekeeping

Summer 2016 Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Tom Hebert Teaches Sustainable Top Bar Beekeeping

Tom Hebert came back this past July 2016, again as a volunteer through the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program, administered by Partners of the Americas.  Tom’s mission was to support the island’s new top bar beekeepers and to present sustainable top bar hive beekeeping to the more than 100,000 attendees of the Denbigh Agricultural Exposition, Jamaica’s largest annual … Continue reading