Flex is an ecological farmer and has worked with RVA growing vegetables and other crops for the past few years. Flex has a sucessful and highly productive Pass-It-On Model Home Garden in Chateaubelair.
Flex is certified in PermaCulture Design and takes care of the Academy's vegetable garden.

Ugur Mentes was born in Turkey where he graduated from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University as a social science teacher. He taught for a while in Turkey before he decided to join as an Erasmus Volunteer in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Having completed the 6 Months Climate Program he decided to join RVA as a teacher

In secondary school I found my passion in cooking by doing “cookery” classes. 

I built up my knowledge from working various places with many different cooks from St. Vincent and other countries as well.

After having worked at Richmond Vale Academy for a couple of years I left to work somewhere else, but now I am happy to be back.
I look forward to meeting you and serving one of my soups or other dishes for you!

Tom was born in Hungary. After finishing Janus Pannonius University of Pécs with a teachers degree he worked as a ski instructor for many years. He went to Africa, where he worked as a volunteer-teacher ( Namibia ). He joined Richmond Vale Academy in 2018 as the teacher for the Fighting Poverty program.