October 28, 2022
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ONE ELEUTHERA FOUNDATION – Food Independence: Plan ahead by preserving your gardens produce
IN MY last article, I wrote about becoming more “food independent” as a nation by growing our own food at home and by supporting local agriculture. I was pleased by the feedback I received from people inspired to start or revive their home gardens.
One Eleuthera Foundation: Opportunities for Caribbean women in agri-food businesses
LAST week, I had the opportunity to attend the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) – COLEAD’s Caribbean Agri-food Online Business Series.
One Eleuthera Foundation: ‘Placemaking’ important to engagement and innovation
I RECENTLY had the opportunity to travel from my residence in the United States to visit Eleuthera and to join fellow One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) board members for our quarterly meeting at the Rock Sound campus.
One Eleuthera Foundation: A good diet is the secret to good health
AN ancient Ayurvedic proverb states that “If diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. If diet is correct, medicine is of no need”.
One Eleuthera Foundation: A culture of giving in The Bahamas
DO Bahamians really give back like they should? As simple as this question sounds, it’s more nuanced than we think. In my line of work, there are a lot of conversations about philanthropic giving in The Bahamas, and recently, I heard the sentiment again that “Bahamians don’t give back as they should”. It got me thinking about invoking a discussion around how we drive more local giving in The Bahamas.
One Eleuthera Foundation: Food for thought about food sustainability in The Bahamas
I recently came across a document that I wrote in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when the world was in turmoil due to lockdowns and many of the distributions systems that we took for granted for many years were shutting down.
ONE ELEUTHERA FOUNDATION: Break the status quo
REFLECTING on 2022, one of the most significant milestones for One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) was our organisation’s 10th anniversary, celebrated on April 22nd (Earth Day.)
ONE ELEUTHERA FOUNDATION: Eat well and be merry
“IT’S beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” and there is so much to be excited about this year.
ONE ELEUTHERA FOUNDATION: Myths of non-profit groups
ON Monday, I was rewatching a Ted Talk video called, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong” by Dan Pallotta.
ONE ELEUTHERA FOUNDATION: Why does supporting local farmers matter?
HAVE you ever looked at the food on your plate and wondered who grew it and where it came from? Do you trust the methods used by the producer before it reached your plate? Has this food been treated with your best interest in mind from the field all the way to your plate?
ONE ELEUTHERA FOUNDATION: Opening a path to a brighter future
CONFESSION time - I sat down to write this article and after several hours of skillfully crafting the wording I looked at the sea of words on my screen and scrapped it, deciding to start from scratch. Why you might ask?
Dame Dr Doris Johnson should inspire us all
One Eleuthera Foundation
It was a joy and privilege to find this quote in a speech by Dame Dr. Doris Johnson, a surprise archival gem while researching my doctoral dissertation.
How green spaces can make life sweeter
“BOY ELUTRA sweet nah!” was the response from someone who had just learned that I was relocating from Nassau to Eleuthera. I often get similar responses from folks who ask how my family is enjoying living in Eleuthera.
Taking a chance to grow ideas
“KEYRON, why would you leave your good position and secure job to go work for a non-profit on a family island? You realise they get their money from donations, right!?”
Growing for the future
THIS month will be historic for One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) and our sister entity The Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) located in Rock Sound, Eleuthera. It will mark the first planting of our newly completed, and quite revolutionary 1.1-acre solar powered growhouse. We’ve named it the “OASIS,” in part because of its built-in rain catchment system and massive water storage tanks which will collect and store over a million gallons of rainwater to irrigate crops and supply the entire farm.
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