Now, more than ever it is clear that our resources must be used to create healthy communities by maintaining healthy ecological systems worldwide.
Trinity Yard School goes beyond just providing educational opportunities and vocational training. Our onsite farm aims to make TYS a self-sustaining project with priorities of ecological stewardship and regenerative agriculture. Our school is located a stone’s throw away from one of the last coastal forest reserves in West Africa. By teaching the importance of ecosystem health we aim at securing a healthy ecology that will benefit the local economy.
Our farm serves as a model of sustainable agriculture in our unique coastal bio-region for other farms to follow. Green Day happens every Wednesday at TYS, where our students take part in ecological and agricultural studies. This past year our team introduced two new programs, tilapia fish-farming, and insect production. Our beautiful tilapia fingerlings will reach maturity within a year, while our insect farming is providing a sustainable food source for our fowl and fish. Our staff of five farmers maintains all aspects of the 100+ raised beds, as well as chickens, ducks, rabbits, passion-fruit vines, mushroom production, fruit trees, moringa, and our 8 beehives.
Alumni Farm Highlight
After Alfred Binnah graduated from TYS he interned with our head gardener for two years. Currently, Alfred is a full-time member of the TYS agriculture staff where he maintains our vegetable gardens, grows oyster mushrooms, and produces moringa.
“The physical part of gardening and farming is one thing I like. Sometimes you have to weed and move around a lot. Generally, I like to keep fit and so it’s like exercise for me. I don’t get bored of it. In the near future, I want to make the TYS gardens a very reliable source of food. I think this would help lower our food expenditure. Having consistent food is a big part of survival so having skills to produce food is very necessary.””
None of this would be possible without the generous donations from people like you. We hope you will find a way to support our students and the work of our school so we can continue to this vital work.