Abaco Neem Partnership

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Earlier this year it was concluded that Abaco, and specifically Marsh Harbour, made the most sense for The Blue Atlas Project due to the level of destruction and need that was still undergoing post Dorian. We reached out to several relief efforts underway, along with potential community partners, schools, and other farmers. One of the …
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Trauma and the Effects of Disaster

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Trauma. It’s such a hot word right now. What is trauma? How do we understand it? Honestly, the best definition I’ve heard, perhaps still hard to comprehend, is “trauma is the most traumatic thing that has happened to you”. A forever changing landscape for each individual, as we grow and hopefully evolve as humans it …
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Community

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Community. The term invokes emotion. Perhaps family or a neighborhood; a group you belong to, or a team; maybe even a tight knit band of friends. Regardless of what stirs within you, that community benefits from your participation and you benefit from belonging. Most view community as local - a group within close proximity wherein …
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Hydroponic Solutions

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Most think of gardening or crop production in the traditional sense, using sunlight, water and an abundance of rich soil and land. However, hydroponics has revolutionized the farming and food industry; it also  creates an opportunity to address many problems faced by island nations. If you have taken the end of a heart  of romaine …
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FEAST Center Project in the Abaco Islands

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The Abaco Islands still need our help! It's been 14 months since Hurricane Dorian destroyed the Abacos. They are still struggling to obtain power, fresh water, refrigeration, and our focus - food. Help us give them tools they need to sustain themselves.   Effects of Dorian: Hurricane Dorian, a large category 5 storm that passed …
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Resiliency

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Resiliency. It’s become my word dejour for a number of years now. Becoming resilient. Being resilient. It has become more important than strong. More poetic than adaptable. Small businesses. Local food systems. Fluid economies. Human health. Definition: the ability to withstand or recover from difficult situations. That’s a pretty boring definition. I prefer Glennon Doyle’s …
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Healthy Mothers, Healthy Communities

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By Amanda Joy Right now, all around the world, there are thousands of women who are giving birth today. Roughly 250 babies are born every minute. Each woman will have her own unique experience, her own set of circumstances. For some of those women they will be surrounded by support, provided as many comforts as …
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