At Cashew Gardens, we are committed to becoming a model community that is self-sufficient, self-reliant and self-sustainable.
Project: Climate Smart Community Garden
A climate-smart agriculture technology to demonstrate how a community-owned and managed greenhouse can contribute to the sustainability of the Cashew Gardens community.
The community grow-box garden is now being replaced by a Greenhouse with hydroponic system, rainwater harvesting and solar powered cooling and electricity.
This project was funded by the UNDP GEF Small Grants Program and supported by Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago, the University of the West Indies, the Adopt A River Programme,
The Digicel Foundation and the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation .
Work has been ongoing and this project is scheduled to be launched in January 2021.
Project: Community Composting
Our environmental efforts continued as we engaged the community in composting. CGCC constructed a community compost bin and continue to encourage the residents to sort their trash from the household.
We are very pleased with the success of our recycling initiatives and decided to take our efforts one step further. The purpose of this project is to reduce the amount of organic waste that is being deposited into our already maxed-out landfills and to do our part to contribute to the reduction of green house gases. Additionally, with the finished compost product, we were able to create a material that can be sold to generate income to further sustain other community projects.
This project was funded by UNDP Gef and started in the month of October 2020 and has been ongoing.