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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

Notice To Commercial Farmers And Fishermen

Notice To Commercial Farmers And Fishermen

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued new advisories fishermen and farmers, and both follow in full below. Notice To Commercial Farmers The Public Health [Covid-19 Emergency Powers] [Stay at Home] Amendment Regulations 2021 are in effect. The following are updated curfew exemption guidance issued by the Department of Environment... Read more of this article

Farmers & Fishermen Can Sell With Exemption

Farmers & Fishermen Can Sell With Exemption

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued advisories this evening saying that per the Stay at Home Regulations, registered commercial farmers and licenced fishermen are “exempt to move about in the course of performing their work”, and they will be permitted to sell local produce at certain roadside stalls or their home... Read more of this article

Farmer’s Stand Closed, Petition, Govt Comment

Farmer’s Stand Closed, Petition, Govt Comment

[Updated with comment from Government] A petition was started today — attaining over 2,000 signatures in under 5 hours — asking the Bermuda Government to “allow people to buy from farm and fisherman stalls” during the Stay At Home period, which began on Tuesday. This follows after a local farming business posted on social media... Read more of this article

‘Is My Soil Good?’ Webinar On February 17

‘Is My Soil Good?’ Webinar On February 17

The Bermuda National Library will be hosting a webinar ‘Is My Soil Good?’ on Wednesday, February 17 at 6.00pm. A promotion for the event said, “Continue on your gardening journey and learn how to grow your own delicious food in healthy soil. Join Grow Biointensive Gardening Teacher Frances Eddy for her second online zoom session with us. ‘Is... Read more of this article

Video: BTA Spotlight Tucker’s Farm Goat Cheese

Video: BTA Spotlight Tucker’s Farm Goat Cheese

In the fourth of a series featuring ‘BTA Harvest Heroes’ for the 2021 Restaurant Weeks, the Bermuda Tourism Authority highlighted James Tucker. The BTA said, “Meet James Tucker of Tucker’s Farm Goat Cheese. His delicious product is found in some of our favourite dishes at restaurants across the island. Plus, the goats are pretty... Read more of this article

Video: BTA Spotlights Farmer Manuel DeSilva

Video: BTA Spotlights Farmer Manuel DeSilva

In the second of a series featuring ‘BTA Harvest Heroes’ for the 2021 Restaurant Weeks, the Bermuda Tourism Authority highlighted Manuel DeSilva. The BTA said, “Farming is in Manuel DeSilva’s blood. Three generations of the DeSilva family work on the farm, growing and harvesting fresh produce for our island. Celebrate our island’s... Read more of this article

Jackson: Govt Should ‘Be More Transparent’

Jackson: Govt Should ‘Be More Transparent’

The Government should “work harder to be more transparent before committing what could amount to tens of millions of tax payers’ dollars to vertical farming,” OBA MP Susan Jackson said. Ms Jackson said, “Government announced in the House of Assembly, confidential negotiations are taking place to invest in vertical farming. In June... Read more of this article

School Gardens Programme At Govt House

School Gardens Programme At Govt House

Governor John Rankin thanked everyone who participated in the School Gardens Programme at Government House, saying it helps “young students to develop their skills and confidence.” Government House posted the photos below on social media, saying: “In early November. the Governor was pleased to welcome members of the Garden Club of... Read more of this article

Vertical Farming & Shoreside Fishing Facility

Vertical Farming & Shoreside Fishing Facility

The Government has been working “to design and implement a vertical farming facility in Bermuda” and will also be working “to build a shoreside fishing facility,” Minister Wayne Furbert said.Vertical Farming  Speaking at yesterday’s [Nov 12] press conference, Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert said, “This... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Minister On Community Gardens

Photos/Video: Minister On Community Gardens

The Parks Department recently completed a community garden at the top of Corkscrew Hill, they are prepping a community garden in Southlands Park, and several new sites are on the horizon as the Government works to achieve the “goal of a community garden in every parish.” This was from Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch who was... Read more of this article

‘Eat Grow Save’ Initiative Graduation Ceremony

‘Eat Grow Save’ Initiative Graduation Ceremony

On Thursday evening the Department of Health held a graduation ceremony for the most recent graduates of their ‘Eat Grow Save’ initiative with lead instructor Chaplin Kevin Santucci. A Government spokesperson said, “The eight-week workshop was created to encourage residents to start home gardens and featured several guest speakers including Norwood... Read more of this article