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Minister David Burch On Farming In Bermuda

Minister David Burch On Farming In Bermuda

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch spoke about farming in the House of Assembly on Friday, providing an overview of the situation with the Bascomes, leases on other Government plots of arable land, with the Minister noting the PLP’s pledge to “lease the many acres of government arable land that are currently not being used in order... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Westover Farm Will Not Be Closed’

Minister: ‘Westover Farm Will Not Be Closed’

“Let me repeat what I have stated repeatedly over the past 2 weeks – the Westover Farm will not be closed down, suspended, or in any way interfered with,” Minister of Public Works Lt/Col. David Burch said this evening. “Mr. Bascome Sr. has been a welcomed, quality and reliable tenant on Government land for decades and both the Farm... Read more of this article

Minister Meets With Bascomes To Discuss Farm,

Minister Meets With Bascomes To Discuss Farm,

The Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch met this morning [July 9] with members of the Bascome family to discuss Westover Farm, and Minister Burch said the “meeting was cordial, instructive and productive” and while he is “not at liberty to discuss the specifics yet” they “see a way forward and have agreed to meet... Read more of this article

30 People Take Part In Grow Eat Save Workshop

30 People Take Part In Grow Eat Save Workshop

The Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch recently congratulated the latest graduates of the Grow Eat Save Workshop. Thirty people participated in the popular community gardening programme, which teaches individuals how to grow their own food.Benefits of the successful workshop includes fostering teamwork and volunteerism, engendering a sense... Read more of this article

Photos: Ag Show Kites, Vegetables, Woodwork

Photos: Ag Show Kites, Vegetables, Woodwork

The Botanical Gardens came alive this morning [Apr 19] as the 2018 Ag Show got underway, with people enjoying the wide array of exhibits and activities available at the annual event, which this year has the theme “Through The Ages”. The organisers previously announced that, thanks to the sponsorship of AXIS Capital and HSBC, all seniors and children... Read more of this article

Farming Technology And Agriculture Insurance

Farming Technology And Agriculture Insurance

Bermuda-based PartnerRe announced a deal with Farmers Edge, a global leader in decision agriculture, that will help insurers to close the insurance gap among farmers across all continents. “This exclusive, four-year agreement between Farmers Edge and PartnerRe brings together precision farming technology and agriculture insurance in a landmark... Read more of this article

Bermudian Triathlete Starts Farm In Colorado

Bermudian Triathlete Starts Farm In Colorado

Six months ago Tyler and Nikki Butterfield moved from their home in the mountains and started a family farm with their three children Savana, Walker, and Grace in Longmont, Colorado. Motivated by a desire for space for their children to be outside, the Butterfields now maintain a flourishing hobby farm with a large population of animals. Nikki told... Read more of this article

Plan For Aquaponics Farm On Smith’s Island

Plan For Aquaponics Farm On Smith’s Island

The Department of Planning recently approved plans to set up a “small scale aquaponics farm” on Smith’s Island in St George’s. Aquaponics is a system that combines hydroponics [growing plants in water without soil] and aquaculture [fish farming] in a symbiotic environment. The planning application, submitted by Uwe Lipfert and... Read more of this article

Farmers Market & Festival Of Lights On Dec 2

Farmers Market & Festival Of Lights On Dec 2

The Ministry of Public Works is encouraging the public to attend two events taking place at the Botanical Gardens this Saturday [Dec 2],  the official opening of the Farmer’s Market and the unveiling of the Festival of Lights. “The Department of Parks is partnering with local community organisations to host the two events which are free to... Read more of this article

Sompo International Launches AgriSompo

Sompo International Launches AgriSompo

Sompo International Holdings Ltd. [SIH], a Bermuda based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, is launching an initiative to create an integrated platform to provide agriculture insurance and reinsurance solutions across the globe. The new global platform, AgriSompo, will deliver a common underwriting approach with shared... Read more of this article

Bermuda Bean Seeds In ‘Fail Safe’ Arctic Vault

Bermuda Bean Seeds In ‘Fail Safe’ Arctic Vault

Seeds from the critically endangered Bermuda bean are being deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, with the Vault described as a “fail-safe seed storage facility,” built to stand the “challenge of natural or man-made disasters.” Called the “ultimate insurance... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: ‘Pick Your Own Pumpkins’ Event

Photos & Video: ‘Pick Your Own Pumpkins’ Event

[Updated with photos] The eight annual “Pick Your Own Pumpkins” event is being this weekend at Astwood Park in Warwick, allowing people, young and old, to come and pick pumpkins as the Halloween season gets underway. Organised by J&J Produce, the fun filled day also includes free face painting and tractor rides. The event is still underway at... Read more of this article

Bermudian Organizing Farm To Plate Conference

Bermudian Organizing Farm To Plate Conference

The ‘Farm to Plate Conference,’ an event being organized in New York by Bermudian Damon Brangman, is set to take place from May 11 to May 13, with the theme of the event to be “Uniting to Create, Educate, and Celebrate a Sustainable and Just Local Food System.” The event will take place in Ithaca, New York, and will feature keynotes... Read more of this article