Since 2009, Community First’s projects have brought a better quality of life for the villages in Sen Sok by drilling water wells, setting up biodigestors, teaching sewing skills, and providing agricultural training. Now with our aquaponic program fully underway, we plan to continue providing the best practices of agricultural development by moving into our building in Smach village.
Thanks to all the help we had this year from the University of Edinburgh team and all of our volunteers, the Community First campus is now cleaned up and secured. We can now celebrate the new year by moving in and continuing our mission to improve the lives of people by using the space to open a sustainable farm school.
What was once the Community First sewing center, will soon become a farm school focused on creating a legacy of sustainability in the villages. A space where people can come to learn, create, and connect.
Our on-site aquaponic systems will demonstrate different methods of re-circulating and saving water, best methods for growing different vegetables, and fish care.
We will host monthly aquaponic workshops for people in the village and offer walk-ins twice a week for questions or additional training.
We look forward to 2018 being an exciting year of change in the villages as the aquaponics program provides families with fresh fish and produce for the first time this dry season.
Thank you again to all of our volunteers and supporters who make all of this possible.