Natural History Museum of Jamaica On the Road: To Freetown, Where Cleaner is Greener

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I have been writing about environmental education recently. We can do it in different ways, reaching out to different groups of Jamaicans. Working with schools – teachers as well as students – is an effective way to get the messages out to young people that will hopefully ripple outwards into the surrounding community.
Freetown, Clarendon is just a few miles off Highway 2000 (running east-west), between Old Harbour and Sandy Bay, and just before you turn down the Salt River Road to the coast. It’s not exactly rural, adjoining a large housing development. I have been unable to find out much about the history of the place. I believe that it must be one of those free villages established immediately after Emancipation but cannot find anything to confirm this.