One One Coco – Natural Farmer Training Program

10599318_10204657397177209_2285938472195638343_nOrganic farming and permaculture training for young farmers in Jamaica!

We need your support to provide tuition for 2  future organic farmers!

Benefits of donating:

  • Locally grown organic produce
  • Increase an individuals’ livelihood
  • Protect the environment
  • Strengthen the agricultural industry of Jamaica

For more information and to support a farmer go to:

“One, one coco full basket” meaning every little amount adds up. Thank you for your support!


The Program

The Natural Farmer Program is a month intensive training program in organic farming and Permaculture focusing on production of vegetables, ground provisions, flowers and herbs for local and urban markets. The program emphasizes student learning in hands-on farm management and decision-making as well as development of necessary farming, business skills and knowledge.

The Students well be engaged in the management of the 5 acre Permaculture farm and the organic farmers market Project in Kingston. Students also develop competencies in farm skills through skills trainings and by engaging in the day-to-day work and operation of the farm. Hands-on-training is combined with workshops, lectures, readings, and assignments that build participants’ knowledge and understanding of organic farming as well as Permaculture principles and practices.

The Student is required to start and complete a small farm plot demonstrating the knowledge and skills gained from the course.

Program Information

Program Starts: August 17, 2015- September 11, 2015

Program Participants: Age range 18 years old and up, Male or Females

Program Location: Source Farm Foundation, Johns Town, St. Thomas

Application Fee: $500.00 JA

Course Fee: $50,000.00 JA

Scholarships Available for St. Thomas Residents

Contact: Nomi Shirley 1-876-345-2633 or

Nicola Shirley


Here are some photos from the first One One Coco program in 2013!