We All Have the Power to Heal the Earth!
It is a privilege for us to be a part of this great planet Earth but with this privilege comes responsibility. We must no longer be passive and careless, for our actions have a significant impact on the existence and the continuation of life on earth. No matter where we live in the world, the choices we make in our everyday lives can ensure a healthier planet today and for future generations.
Wynne Farm Ecological Reserve is dedicated to environmental protection through education. Our goal is to preserve nature and teach that we all have the power to heal the Earth.
The Wynne Farm Ecological Reserve is situated in the mountains of Kenscoff, Haiti at an altitude of 6000 ft, on 30 acres of land. When it was created by Victor A. Wynne, it was known as the Wynne Farm and the goal was to teach soil management through conservation methods. Different species of plants were introduced as crops with promising value for the area. Due to its terraces and forest, Wynne Farm EcologicalReserve is a model for agro-forestry. The ground water naturally stored under the earth feeds the springs of the village of Kenscoff, providing water to the community.
Today, in order to preserve this much needed green area, it is known as the Wynne Farm Ecological Reserve. The reserve is supported by yields from the hortucultural farm, fees paid by visitors, seminars on environmental education and donations.
The Wynne Farm was founded in 1956 by Victor Ainsley Wynne, a civil engineer with degrees from Harvard and MIT. He noticed the ongoing misuse of the land and the inevitable threats of erosion and deforestation in the country and purchased various plots of land from local landowners and created the Wynne Farm which he terraced with a crew of 40 men. There, he propagated indigenous species to conserve Haiti’s rich biodiversity and introduced various fruits, vegetables and trees from numerous parts of the world. Victor Wynne emphasized the need for soil conservation, composting, reforestation, and experimented with agricultural techniques such as terracing.
Since 1994, the farm is dedicated to environmental education so as to promote sustainable development and the healing of planet earth.