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Patrick Marti, Jamaica, Peace Corps Volunteer
Patrick is currently serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica as part of the Green Initiative program. In addition to his work promoting organic agriculture with local farmers, Patrick collaborates with local fishermen on marine conservation and teaches environmental education at the elementary and secondary levels.

Raymond Martin, Kingston, Jamaica
Raymond is the president of the Jamaica Organic Agriculture Movement and the former head of the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Technology in Kingston, Jamaica. He is an expert in organic agriculture and has given presentations and workshops on the subject across Jamaica.

Brian Wedderburn, Bluefields, Jamaica
Brian is a Rastafarian farmer and president of the Bluefields Organic Farmers Group. Brian, who has spent his entire life in Bluefields, also makes traditional Jamaican wood carvings, operates a small vacation cottage, and gives farm-based tours to visitors.