“During eight weeks beginning in January 2015, we will create the first infrastructure at Remembrance Farms. We will be building a twenty foot diameter round building using an exciting technique called “super-adobe” or “earth-bag” construction. This low cost method utilizes local materials and requires only simple tools. The technique can be learned easily and the structures are durable and beautiful. A traditional vetiver thatch roof and rammed earth floor will complete the building.
The money we raise here will be used to pay local Dominican workers to help us complete our earthbag roundhouse. This will benefit them not only in terms of employment but it will provide a learning and training opportunity in Super-adobe construction.
Now we’re returning to Dominica to continue to implement our vision of “Remembrance Farms”, a place where we can study and share “best practices” in sustainable living. We’ll build our capacity to offer workshops in subjects such as permaculture design, natural building, and health and wellness, for students seeking an immersive learning experience. Our farm will also serve as a demonstration site for tools and technologies well suited to local conditions in Dominica.”