Walkers Reserve is a big undertaking. Shifting a piece of land from complete degradation back to holistic health requires an extensive process of analysis and design. Before a project such as this one can even get started on those aspects however, it must begin with goals.
- is returning extracted areas to ecological health following the extraction process of the quarry.
- is cultivating a mixed-use permaculture site providing food, fiber, medicine and livelihood.
- is mitigating, by design, potential ongoing environmental impacts that might have otherwise been caused by the extraction operation. i.e. soil erosion, landslides, and further ecological degradation.
- is providing habitat to threatened and endangered migratory birds and endemic species to the Lesser Antilles.
- is proving regenerative economic models are viable alternatives as post extraction.
- is engaging meaningful education and research with local and international institutions.
- is inspiring ecological and agricultural tourism for the Scotland District of Barbados.
- is providing meaningful livelihood opportunities for St. Andrew’s and neighboring parish residents.
- is conserving and restoring the last remaining dune system of it’s size in Barbados
- is protecting the endangered leatherback turtle habitat
- is striving to help stabilize the climate through reforestation and regenerative land use.
- is supporting the Organic Growers Association with permaculture training and skills.
- is providing a gene bank for the island of Barbados of rare and useful plants.
- is inspiring others in similar industry toward truly regenerative restoration goals.