The Gloria Lyn Memorial Fund provided an introduction between Trees That Feed Foundation, Karlene Johnson and Tacius Golding High School, after which TTFF provided breadfruit trees and equipment. Read a report below from representatives of the Gloria Lyn Memorial Fund about their recent visit to Tacius Golding and the progress of donated TTFF breadfruit trees and equipment!
“Tacius Golding High School sits on 17 acres of land with a stream in rural St Catherine. They have Mr. McCalla, who teaches agriculture and wields a mean machete. Mr. McCalla took us out to inspect breadfruit trees that were donated from TTFF. About sixteen breadfruit trees have been planted so far, with the rest on hold due to drought. Mr. McCalla has been careful to leave some undergrowth to protect the small trees, as shade will help them survive the dry season.
Karlene Johnson is on sabbatical from Tacius Golding. She is completing a degree in literature at the UWI. Karlene is one of the literature prize winners being mentored by the Gloria Lyn Memorial Fund. Karlene’s dream is to make Tacius Golding self-sufficient. The Gloria Lyn Memorial Fund introduced Karlene to TTFF, and TTFF donated breadfruit trees and equipment to manufacture breadfruit flour to the school.
Tacius Golding will use the flour to feed hungry students and also sell the flour to fund educational projects, with children will learning business skills during the process.
Here are some pictures of our first visit to Tacius Golding to meet the staff and students and observe the progress they have made since planting. We will be posting new updates as they progress on their journey.”