Woodley Park

Photos by Marcelle Thomas and Shabna Ullah

Long before you reach Woodley Park you catch the aroma of the village. As you get closer the scent becomes stronger: eschallot and thyme.

Cooks can feel at home in Woodley Park. The West Bank Berbice community, also known as No 11 Village is recognosed for the varied seasonings it produces. Thyme, eschallot, celery and other herbs grow in abundance in this seaside village, and the scent is carried far and wide on the wind. In every yard, cash crop farmers or not, you would find seasoning beds.

Home to not more than 400 persons, residents boast that the village is a tightly-knit Indian community where “everybody knows everybody or everybody related to everybody”; and if not …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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