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Protecting Our Natural Environment, Resources

Protecting Our Natural Environment, Resources

“Bermuda’s natural environment is its biggest asset,” according to Andrew Pettit, the Director for Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Mr Pettit has a full slate of responsibilities which include fisheries management, agriculture, recovery and protection of protected species, marine heritage, nature reserve management, pollution... Read more of this article

Charitable Farm Aid Concert Set For August 2

Charitable Farm Aid Concert Set For August 2

A Farm Aid event is set to be held during the Cup Match holiday, with a concert taking place on August 2 with its proceeds going directly toward “enhancing the Bermuda farming industry.” The event will be presented by Island Restaurant Group, Green Land Dairy, Amaral’s Farm, Westover Farm and Wadson’s Farm in association with Seymours... Read more of this article

BNT Welcomes Minister’s Decision On Lease

BNT Welcomes Minister’s Decision On Lease

The Bermuda National Trust said they welcome Public Works Minister Lt/Col David Burch’s “decision to renew the lease of the Bascome family at Westover Farm, Sandys and of his intention to extend all lapsed agricultural leases of Government land to 21 years less one day.” “The Trust believes that the preservation of arable land as... Read more of this article

Minister Apologizes To Carlos Amaral & Board

Minister Apologizes To Carlos Amaral & Board

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch offered an “unequivocal apology to Mr. Carlos Amaral, Chairman of the Board of Agriculture and the entire Board” for a statement he made last week, explaining that the “Farmers Association has been advocating for a regularization of leases as far back as 2016 based on the correspondence I... Read more of this article

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