Vicky’s Keys Volunteer Centre
Volunteer Centre & Eco Hostel “Vicky’s Keys” has several gardens cultivated with herbs, vegetables, fruit and fish (Aquaponics system). Led and managed by dedicated volunteers, Vicky’s Keys grows organic food efficiently for its community of volunteers and to distribute to the local neighbourhood at low cost. Surplus produce from Vicky’s Keys is sold at The Keys Market. Vicky’s Keys includes a small classroom area where we demonstrate our Aquaponics system and offer medicinal and plant-based cooking classes. We welcome local volunteers to work the gardens at Vicky’s Keys every Wednesday and Saturday between 9am and 11am. Contact us to make an appointment.
The Keys Gardens
An 87,120 square foot (8092 m2) site at the back of The Keys residential neighbourhood at the foot of the Naked Boy Hill. This educational site will comprise of reinstating the remnants of the 17th century plantation called “Succour”, a berry orchard designed as a public park at the front with terraced hillside community gardens (allotments) on the side reaching the rear of this site. At the rear will be hurricane- and earthquake challenged Greenhouse structures where all sorts of organic vegetables will be grown with an outdoor teaching centre. There will be at the least 76 individual allotments, educational plots, a communal garden and a classroom for teaching gardening, landscaping, nutrition, and the concept from “garden to table” cooking. One has to become a member to apply for an allotment. The yearly contribution is stipulated at ANG 72 (US$ 40) per calendar year.
Allotment sizes including yearly rent prices:
- 30 m2 / 320 ft2 @ ANG 135 ($ 75) per year
- 50 m2 / 528 ft2 @ ANG 225 ($125) per year
- 60 m2 / 660 ft2 @ ANG 270 ($150) per year
- 100 m2 / 1089 ft2 @ ANG 450 ($250) per year
Allotment prices are indexed per year. Click here for more information on how to become a member of The Keys Community Garden.
The Keys Market
An Aquaponics Garden is destined to be developed at the King of The Sea drive location. The goal for this Aquaponic Garden is to supply The Keys Market and direct neighbourhood of fresh produce, sweet water fish and crustaceans. It will also provide Aquaponic workshops to those interested in growing their own food.