NB – The above are the guiding principles of the CBNRM Initiative. To be developed in a CBNRM Project. Some activities have started as a pilot. Sessions on the Topic have begun in 3 schools in the East Zone (Freetown, Newfield & Bethesda Primary Schools). Community Day Celebration in some communities – Freetown and John Hughes, (working with Barbuda and Swetes presently). Organised several arts & crafts workshops utilizing all local materials.
Presently successful sewing classes in Freetown, Grays Farm, Pigotts and New Winthropes in collaboration with Rotary Antigua, Rotary Bellview Breakfast Sundown Club USA and Mill Reef Club. We also facilitate sewing classes in All Saints and Sea View Farm with the expectation of branching out into other communities to include Barbuda.
Trees are one of our natural resources and we are very busy in Educating schools, community groups and families via many educational forums, etc. Other Projects in collaboration with Environment Division, Horticulture Society, Forestry Unit, Agricultural Extension & Precision Center (FBO). We has also been working with the Precision Center to conduct research and documentary on communities in Antigua and Barbuda.
Also our Homes, Families and Garden Festival which started in the fifties went dormant for some years, and was re-introduced in 2008 as a request by the nationals and the Rotary Club of Antigua, who Introduced Tidy Antigua & Barbuda in 2007. This is now a National Program with many success stories. It entails Gardens Competitions, Poetry and Research Competitions, Community Festivals, Educational Agricultural Workshops on areas of plant protection, agronomy, horticulture, pest control, budding & grafting and plant propagation.—————