A Walk Up to Cochrane Dominica: Hot Farms, Warm Friends and Cool Mountains!

I feel very blessed to benefit from the labours of Karen and Roy of Roots Farm in Cochrane Dominica. Their organic produce is simply divine!

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Jenny captures some of Dominica's verdant splendour during a walk to Cochrane from Springfield. Jenny captures some of Dominica’s verdant splendour during a walk to Cochrane from Springfield.

On a beautiful March day during Dominica’s ‘dry season’, Jenny Spencer and I took a long uphill walk from Springfield Plantation to the mountain village of Cochrane.  I had arranged a visit with Karen Sutherland of Roots Farm so that we could have a good look at her  nearby organic garden.  Jenny is a volunteer  researcher from the Zoological Society of London who is assisting  the local Forestry and Wildlife Division  with efforts to save the critically endangered mountain chicken (Crapaud) frog.  She was curious to discover the origin of some of the delicious produce that she had enjoyed during her sojourns on the Nature Island and I was happy to take her there!

We set off in bright early morning sunshine and steadily climbed  a smooth but steep back road located  a…

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