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close this bookIntensive Vegetable Gardening for Profit and Self-Sufficiency (Peace Corps, 1978, 158 p.)
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Acknowledgements

We extend our sincerest gratitude to all the people in Jamaica who have given us the experiences and understanding to write this manual.

Special thanks goes to Dr. Merlyn Kettering whose help and inspirations made this manual possible. Special thanks also to Mr. Don Drga, Agriculture Advisor for U.S. Peace Corps, for his encouragement and support.

The support of the Jamaican Ministry of Agriculture has been most appreciated, especially that of Mr. Fred Zenny, Mr. Derrick Stone, and Mr. Ram Dat. We are grateful for the help and advice received from Mr. Willie Carr, Farm Manager, and Mr. Thompson, Agriculture Extension Officer, both of Falmouth Land Authority. For some of our deepest insights into Jamaican agriculture we are indebted to Mr Hylton Sutherland, Mr. Orrett Rochester and family, and Mr. Anthony Adams, all of St. Elizabeth.

We would also like to thank all the Extension Officers and Headmen who have given us assistance in various areas of Jamaica, and all the people on the Irwin Tower Land Lease property for sharing with us their knowledge and understanding of the land.

We shall always remember the warm times shared amongst the people, and especially the youth, who are concerned with the future of agriculture in Jamaica. To these persons we dedicate this book.

Deborah and James Vickery Peace Corps Volunteers August, 1977