Ribble Valley man heads to Nepal to introduce innovative food project

Former St Augustine's RC High School Cal Hudson is heading out to earthquake hit Nepal in September to help communities grow their own food. (s)

Former St Augustine's RC High School Cal Hudson is heading out to earthquake hit Nepal in September to help communities grow their own food. (s)

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A former St Augustine’s RC High School pupil is heading out to earthquake hit Nepal in September to help communities grow their own food.

Cal Hudson, whose family live in Queen Street, Whalley, is a member of The Life Aquaponic – a non-profit organisation currently raising money for a project to build sustainable food systems for a community in rural Nepal.

Former St Augustine's RC High School Cal Hudson is heading out to earthquake hit Nepal in September to help communities grow their own food. (s)

Former St Augustine's RC High School Cal Hudson is heading out to earthquake hit Nepal in September to help communities grow their own food. (s)

Cal who also attended Clitheroe Royal Grammar School before going to university in Lancaster, has been working in South Korea as an English teacher for the past two years.

He will head out to Nepal in September for three months and after the project is complete will fly home to England to see his family for the first time in two years.

Cal founded The Life Aquaponic organisation with three friends in January and this project in Nepal is their first major project.

Cal explained: “We specialise in aquaponics, a sustainable, innovative, and highly productive way to grow food.

“In September, the four of us will be travelling to the Kopila Valley in Surkhet, Nepal, to build a large scale aquaponics system to grow food for members of the community for years to come.

“Through our work with the incredible BlinkNow Foundation, we will also be educating members of the community so that the residents and their families will be able to grow their own food for generations.”

Cal is currently trying to raise money for the project and anyone who would like to make a donation can contact Cal at: theaquaponicsteam@gmail.com or visit: https://thelifeaquaponic.wordpress.com. The website has lots of pictures and information about the project, more details about aquaponics, as well as a link to our Kickstarter fundraising page (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1475250437/sustainable-aquaponics-systems-in-surkhet-nepal).

Cal Hudson. (s)