Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon has always had the vision to bring young Christians and Muslims to Jacaranda Farm to learn to live with each otehr, understand each otehrs religeon and at the same time learn a farming skill.
The entire property is in three sections:
The horticultural section growing various crops mango and raising hens and rabbit for table. Coventry diocese has provided funds for this over the years for refurbishment of tractor and other equipment.
The catering and pottery section which has enabled others to learn skills
Conference section +Josiah states "For the Conference section our plan is to bring young men and women from both the Christian and Muslim communities together for between six weeks to three months community life together on the property.
During this period we plan to expose them to the religion of their neighbour: what they share in common and their theological differences. This, we hope will help inculcate in the participants the spirit of positive tolerance, respect and maturity. In addition, we will give them skills in poultry, rabbitry, fishery, pottery and as they graduate give them some tools for them to take-off on their return to their homes.
With acquired skills, thay should be able to live on their jobs and therefore not easily available to politicians who use them to create crises situations."
Coventry Diocese has donated £38,000 for the purchase of Jacaranda farm over the years. Some pictures from the farm are below: