The Goat DairyThe Grenada Goat Dairy Project Inc. Developing CTA Youth Strategy Wageningen, The Netherlands 14 to 16 November 2012 Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe Director of Public Relations
Presentation overview• Introduction• Project History o 2007 to the present• Who we are o Board Members, Crew, Community & Youth• What we do o Research, Support & Education o Approach to our main Challenges• Our next step o Primary School Project & Kickstarter Video• Closing remarks/ Q & A
IntroductionWe support and empower the local farmers of Grenada by providing a living example and training facility for quality goat dairy farming and production. Anna Francis, board member & supervisor of processing Thelma Louise, goat farmer & processor
Project History 2007 Started by The Grenada Project 2008 Goat house finished and stocked with local does 2009 Small scale production began 2010 Imported pure breeds Toggenburg, Alpine and pure breed co-mixed Nubian, Saanen 2011 Incorporated with a predominantly local board 2012 Awareness & Kickstarter Campaign for Primary School Project
Who we are... • Board Members o Volunteers o Employees • The Crew o Goat Farmers o Processors • Community Stakeholders o Farmers o Educators o Youth • Advisors
What we do... • Research & Analysis • Building Knowledge Base • Support & Education • High Quality Products • Developing Sustainable model
Approaching OurChallenges•• Feed o How can this be an issue on such a density vegetated island?• Consistency o Old patterns o Lack of resources & support• Lack of awareness o Based at Belmont Estate o What is a non-profit that also produces a product?
Our Next Step... St. Patrick Anglican Primary School Interactive Youth Education hub Project of the Week Sept 2012 ~ Edibleschoolyard.org
Our Next Step...Existing 4H vegetable garden at the St. Patrick Anglican Primary School
Our Next Step...View of the back of the school, including building site on left & vegetable garden on the right.