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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

Community Gardening Plot Thrives In Paget

Community Gardening Plot Thrives In Paget

[Written by Skye Graham-Welton] Kensley McDowall, a plot owner and retired lawyer from St. Kitts, describes himself as the “handy man” of Paget Community Garden, which he joined in 2000. The land just off Trimingham Hill used to be a lily field and according to Mr. McDowall, “would have been covered in white” before Dr. Gloria Frederick, the... Read more of this article

9-Year-Olds Continue Family Farming Tradition

9-Year-Olds Continue Family Farming Tradition

Nine-year-old twins Alexis and Abbey Almeida like to help out on their family farm and have a keen passion for animals and farming, which was recently rewarded at this year’s Ag Show, where they picked up a slew of wins, including four Best in Show awards and multiple trophies. The Almeida Dairy Farm is located in St. George’s, and the twins... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: 2017 Agricultural Show Exhibits

Photo Set #2: 2017 Agricultural Show Exhibits

The Botanical Gardens came alive this morning [April 20] as the 2017 Ag Show got underway, with thousands of people expected to take in the event’s sights and sounds over the next three days. AXIS Capital is the lead sponsor, and are funding the ‘AXIS Kids Free on Friday’ initiative, which will see all children under the age of 16 able to... Read more of this article

Photo Set #1: 2017 Agricultural Show Exhibits

Photo Set #1: 2017 Agricultural Show Exhibits

With thousands of people expected to attend the Botanical Gardens over the next three days, the annual Ag Show got underway today [April 20], with the event to continue over a three day period. AXIS Capital is the lead sponsor, and are funding the ‘AXIS Kids Free on Friday’ initiative, which will see all children under the age of 16 able to attend... Read more of this article

Over 60 People Take Part In ‘Grow, Eat, $ave’

Over 60 People Take Part In ‘Grow, Eat, $ave’

The graduates of the Ministry of Health and Seniors’ free gardening course — called ‘Grow, Eat, $ave’ — recently celebrated their new skills and tips learned from master gardener Chaplain Kevin Santucci in the Department of Health’s five-week course. Held during March, which was Nutrition Month, over 60 people participated... Read more of this article

Free ‘Grow, Eat, Save’ Gardening Workshops

Free ‘Grow, Eat, Save’ Gardening Workshops

As part of activities for Nutrition Month, the Department of Health is inviting the public to a free, five-session gardening workshop every Thursday evening in March. Participants will learn to grow fresh, nutritious food, which will help cut grocery bills. Mellonie Furbert, Public Health Nutritionist said, “We know that people know the importance... Read more of this article

Photos: Farmers Market At Botanical Gardens

Photos: Farmers Market At Botanical Gardens

The Bermuda Farmers’ Market opened in the JJ Outerbridge Building at the Botanical Gardens today [Nov 19], with a variety of goods available for purchase. The Farmers’ Market offers local farmers, fishermen, gardeners and artisans a venue to sell produce, plants and locally-made crafts directly to residents and visitors. It will be held each Saturday... Read more of this article

Farmers Market To Get Underway This Saturday

Farmers Market To Get Underway This Saturday

With the support of the Department of Parks, the Bermuda Farmers’ Market will open for the season on Saturday, 19 November, in the Jack King Building at the Botanical Gardens from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. It will be held each Saturday going forward until 1 July, 2017, except during the Annual Exhibition. The Farmers’ Market offers local farmers,... Read more of this article

Botanical Society To Award $5000 Scholarship

Botanical Society To Award $5000 Scholarship

The Bermuda Botanical Society has announced that it is awarding a $5,000 scholarship in honour of Edward Manuel, former Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Parks, with the winner to be “announced shortly.” A spokesperson said, “Mr. Manuel, who died last month, was a devoted member of the society, and a fount of horticultural knowledge.... Read more of this article