Soils Training Overview & Goals

Timeline for the Soil Training Program:

  • 4-day survey of Batiki island by OM staff (Mike Smith) 30-60+ days before training (currently scheduled for February within the 1st to the 20th, 2017)
    • Determine number of farmers, locations, current progress, and key people in the three villages
    • Develop specific training program for the island
    • Finalize Training dates with local village leaders and key farmers

RISE Programs

In 2017, Sea Mercy has partnered with Organic Matters Foundation to provide a comprehensive 4-week RISE Program (Remote Island Soils Education) for the remote island of Batiki in the Lomaiviti Island Group of Fiji. Devastated by Cyclone Winston in 2016, there has never been a better opportunity and willingness of the people to ‘return to their roots’ and return to a healthy, self-sustaining, and thriving community.

Superyachts - Unexpected Heroes

Sea Mercy President Richard Hackett will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Opportunities in Superyacht Conference in February. He will be discussing how Superyachts are playing an important role in the disaster response work following natural disasters through their First Response Fleet program and Disaster Response Assistance Training (DART) programs.

Give Sight, Light and a Smile Program

"Sailing with a greater purpose" has taken on a global perspective with the addition of Sea Mercy's "Give Sight & Light" program. Whether you are sailing in the Caribbean, Central or South America, Africa, India, or the South Pacific, blue water sailors will now have the opportunity to change the lives of the people they encounter at each stop. Making local friends has never been more rewarding.

Oyster World Rally - Sight & Light Program

"Sailing with a greater purpose" has taken on a global perspective for the members of the 2017 Oyster Yachts World Rally. Incorporating Sea Mercy's "Give Sight & Light" program as part of their World Rally, they will have the opportunity to change the lives of the people they encounter at each stop during their circumnavigation. We look forward to more local and world rally partnerships like the one we have with Oyster Yachts.

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