Source Farm Foundation
Mission Statement and Organizational Structure
The Source Farm Foundation is located in the parish of St.Thomas, Jamaica is a community economic development incubator that seeks to build collaborative partnerships to develop innovative and sustainable solutions. The foundation of our work is based in a whole systems ecological design approach called Permaculture. All of our projects are rooted in sound economic principles and practices and success is measured in business development and healthy thriving communities. We also acknowledge that the natural world provides the foundation for meeting our needs and we always seek solutions based in enhancing biological systems.
The Source Farm Foundation has been working in Jamaica since 2007 and focused our early energy on establishing the Ecovillage (living community) component of our mission as well as establishing Community Economic Development projects within the larger community of Johns Town and Retreat, St. Thomas.
Since 2007, the Source Farm Foundation has acted as an incubator for a number of projects such as Super Adobe/Earthbag Building Technology, Literacy and Art Community Project and Sewing and Natural Dye Cooperative. The Foundation has been instrumental in bringing a Formal Consensus Meeting Management methodology as well as Permaculture Certification to Jamaica.
Currently the Foundation has been focusing on issues of food security for the Eastern region of Jamaica. The Foundation is using a Permaculture and a whole system approach to addressing the issues of creating sustainable livelihood for people of the region.