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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Create a Permaculture Community Garden and Art School inspired by Marine life and Marine Conservation in Port Barton, Palawan Philippines.

Port barton, Palawan, Philippines

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Inspired by our MSc Studies in Sustainability and the community and natural beauty of Palawan we would like to try to be part of the solution rather than the problem.
We are planning to design and create a Permaculture Community Forest garden and Atelier Aquatic, an Art school inspired by Marine life and Marine conservation. Both projects linking to social enterprise here in Port Barton, Palawan, Philippines.

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The need for a Permaculture Community Forest Garden in Port Barton:

1. Food security and natural resource issues- causing malnutrition in low income families, distribution issues, and pollution.
2. Affordable replacement for lack of fish from collapse of fishing industry.
3. Opportunities for shared responsibility and training.

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The need for Atelier Aquatic in Port Barton:

1. Education in Marine life and Marine Conservation, Port Barton has a 10 hectare MPA that most are unaware of.
2. Art is an accessible and fun way to learn for the whole community
3. Creative, cultural, social development of using art as a tool for environmental awareness.

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In this funraising campaign we are raising £5000 for;

The land for the project
Architecture plans

Altogether we need to raise £17,500 to build both projects;

This will include;

Building materials
Training materials
Staff and training programmes
Garden Materials
Art Materials
Water harvesting equipment
Promotion and marketing

We will be looking for volunteers in 2019, please get in touch if you are interested in getting involved.

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    • Cathy


      Dec 1, 2018

      Stick with it, sounds amazing, look forward to coming to visit one day !


    • Anonymous


      Oct 2, 2018

      Well done on progress so far-look forward to seeing action in person during our 2019 visit. Los Padres

    • Cathy


      Sep 20, 2018

      Stick with it, sounds amazing, look forward to coming to visit one day !


    • danielle andrews

      danielle andrews

      Sep 8, 2018

      Happy wedding day anita and Sam. Love you guys so much and hope you raise the money you need! All our love dani, jimbo, joe joe , Lara and iris xxxx


    • Carol


      Aug 9, 2018

      Great idea, much needed social action!


    • Crag n Kiz

      Crag n Kiz

      Jul 16, 2018

      Happy wedding you too lovelies, looking forward to squeezing your cheeks and jiving. Hope this venture is sorted before we come and see you ;) xxxxx


    • Asha Dhar

      Asha Dhar

      Jul 16, 2018

      Looking forward to seeing you both! Much love, Asha and Louis xx


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    Sam Sharland and Anita Gardner

    Sam Sharland and Anita Gardner

    Port barton, Palawan, Philippines

    We both have over 15 yrs work experience in creativity, community and care, in UK and away. We are now focusing our skills to positive effect in beautiful Palawan, Philippines. To live a Sustainable life on Earth and in Ocean, to learn from, and support others in the same.

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