Rahim has attended ECC since he was eight. He previously had
difficulty finding a work study niche which fit his needs and ambitions.
Rahim has joined us at Emerald Organics
in 2007 for
2 days per week. He has learned to attend to a task and work to its
completion. Because of a long term back injury, Rahim has been trained
in planting of seeds and the care of young tender seedlings. He has
learned about soils and how to prepare planting media and has learned to
water properly, using a small watering can that he is able to lift.
Rahim has been taught to apply neem oils for insect prevention, and
manure and seaweed tea for fertilization.
With the freedom that Emerald Organics offers Rahim has blossomed.
We continue to work with him through difficulties he encounters. He has been given a skill,
albeit small, but one in which he has succeeded for the first time in