The Father Jim Bretl Agriculture Center

The Fr. Jim Bretl Agriculture Center is a 4 1/2 acre plot that surrounds the chapel of Boucan Richard on three sides.

Purchased in 2011, the land has been enclosed, erosion control measures have been put in place, demonstration plots have been installed, vanilla orchids have been planted and the foundation for a pavilion/storeroom has been built and is ready for construction this fall of the building.

When fully operational, the center will have living quarters for a full-time guardian and will provide training as well as marketing assistance to peasant farmers.