Curaçao The Caribbean
Dinah Veeris, founder of Den Paradera, is working to save not only Curaçao’s traditional plants, but also the medical knowledge and arts these plants have inspired.
Besides speaking English, Dutch and Spanish, Dinah also uses her local language, papiamento, which is spoken throughout this region in the islands called the Netherlands Antilles. She often sings old traditional songs that she learned from Curaçao elders. The songs refer to wild plants, the harvest and Owazeo, the god of nature,