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Photos, Video, 360: Onion Day At Carter House

Photos, Video, 360: Onion Day At Carter House

Bermuda Onion Day was celebrated today [May 28] at Carter House in St. David’s, featuring historic displays and, of course, onions.Introduced to the island in the early 1600s, the Bermuda onion was first exported to the east coast from St. George’s in 1847.Onions quickly became Bermuda’s major export crop, and by the middle of the 19th century,... Read more of this article

Grow Biointensive Farming Workshop On May 14

Grow Biointensive Farming Workshop On May 14

An organisation devoted to the grow biointensive method of farming is holding a workshop to give people the confidence to grow food in their gardens. Biointensive gardening requires less water, less fertiliser and less energy and enables people to grow as much food as possible in small spaces. The AgraLiving Institute, led by founder Chris Faria, will... Read more of this article

Local Farmers ‘Dismayed’ About Govt’s Plans

Local Farmers ‘Dismayed’ About Govt’s Plans

“Large-scale vertical farming will not revitalize growth, the economy or labour on the island because the set-up and operating costs of vertical farms for leafy greens are prohibitive in Bermuda,” the Bermuda Farmer’s Association [BFA] said. The BFA asserted that they were not fully consulted before the Government announced that funds... Read more of this article

Minister Discusses Strategies With Farmers

Minister Discusses Strategies With Farmers

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban visited another local farmer to “continue discussing the increased incidents of theft and security strategies that have proved successful.” “The Minister, who was accompanied by Principal Agricultural Officer Mr. Tommy Sinclair, also discussed the industry’s ongoing challenges facing farmers,”... Read more of this article

Thomas Sinclair & Maxwell Dill Earn PSEA Award

Thomas Sinclair & Maxwell Dill Earn PSEA Award

Thomas Sinclair and Maxwell Dill from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources earned the Public Service Excellence Award [PSEA] for January. A Government spokesperson said, “Premier David Burt and the Head of the Public Service, Dr. Derrick Binns recognized the January recipients of the Public Service Excellence Award [PSEA] – Mr.... Read more of this article

Minister Meets With Farmers To Discuss Concerns

Minister Meets With Farmers To Discuss Concerns

Recently, the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban visited farmers to “speak with them regarding the increasing incidence of theft, the challenges they face providing produce for the local market, and opportunities to improve their industry.” A Government spokesperson said, “”Members of the public will be aware of the term ‘night... Read more of this article

“Significant Quantities” Stolen From Farmers

“Significant Quantities” Stolen From Farmers

The police have appealed for information after “significant quantities” of produce including broccoli, beets, green zucchini, and sweet potato were reported stolen from farmers. A  police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service has recently received a number of reports of theft of produce from farmers’ gardens. “Members of... Read more of this article

Photos: Farmers Market At Botanical Gardens

Photos: Farmers Market At Botanical Gardens

The Bermuda Farmers’ Market is being held today [Dec 18] at the Botanical Gardens, with a wide 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 going forward... Read more of this article

J&J’s Pumpkin Picking Event Cancelled

J&J’s Pumpkin Picking Event Cancelled

J&J Produce has confirmed that their popular annual pumpkin picking event has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In an online post, J&J Produce said: “We have decided to cancel our annual pumpkin picking due to Covid-19. As a family-run farm, we know how important it is to keep our children safe. Hopefully, we can see everyone... Read more of this article

AgraLiving Institute Offering Online Courses

AgraLiving Institute Offering Online Courses

The AgraLiving Institute will be holding an online course series starting this Saturday [Oct 16] covering “sustainable farming knowledge.” A spokesperson said, “The AgraLiving Institute is excited to present their online course series as an option for the community to access sustainable farming knowledge at their convenience. “The series... Read more of this article

AgraLiving Homegrown Gardening Workshops

AgraLiving Homegrown Gardening Workshops

The AgraLiving Institute is getting set to hold a Fall Workshop Series “designed to empower the community to grow their own food.” A spokesperson said, “The AgraLiving Institute is very happy to announce their Fall Workshop Series, which delves into an array of topics and are dynamically designed to empower the community to grow their... Read more of this article

Southlands Community Gardens Launched

Southlands Community Gardens Launched

The newest community garden at Southlands Park has been launched and “there are also several new sites on the horizon as we identify areas in other parishes and work to achieve our goal of a community garden in every parish,” Minister of Public Works Lt. Col. David Burch said. Speaking earlier today, the Minister said, “Good Afternoon.... Read more of this article

Easter Lilies Delivered To Rest Homes

Easter Lilies Delivered To Rest Homes

In an effort to cheer up the residents and staff, as well as support local farmers, the Garden Club of Bermuda had bouquets of Easter Lilies delivered to nursing and rest homes across the island, partnering with Pacheco and Sons Farm for the effort. A spokesperson said, “One of the missions of The Garden Club of Bermuda is the beautification of... Read more of this article