One thing we’re hearing repeatedly from teachers is that INMED’s school gardens foster observable behavioral and academic benefits among their students, especially those who have trouble integrating into the classroom setting. Gardens have a calming and focusing effect that can’t be easily replicated in the classroom.
Our team at INMED Caribbean certainly found this to be true with an aquaponics system we installed for a youth detention center in Jamaica. The system proved to be an effective tool for not only behavior therapy but also for confidence building and skills development for future income generation. Now, we’re helping youth, women and smallholder farmers launch aquaponics enterprises of their own in Jamaica through our Increasing Access to Climate-Smart Agriculture program—made possible with support from @IDB.org @CaribbeanDevelopmentBank @micafjamaica @megjc.gov @radajamaica and @wedoagriculture.