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Board Of Agriculture’s Purpose & Membership

Board Of Agriculture’s Purpose & Membership

The Government is clarifying that “the Board of Agriculture has a maximum of twelve members, and 50 per cent of those are registered commercial farmers focusing on in-ground crop production, organic type farming, and dairy and microgreen production.” A Government spokesperson said, “To correct a recent statement made to the media by the... Read more of this article

AgraLiving To Hold Farming Workshop On Nov 12

AgraLiving To Hold Farming Workshop On Nov 12

The AgraLiving Institute is set to hold a Sustainable Farming 101 workshop on Saturday, November 12. Founder and Managing Director Christopher Faria said, “We’ve had many people ask us about starting their gardens for the season so we’re very excited to offer this interactive hands-on workshop next weekend. It’s a perfect time to learn about... Read more of this article

Students Growing Produce For Charity

Students Growing Produce For Charity

The Interact Club at Somersfield Academy has been working on three gardens on school property, with the produce grown to be donated to the First Baptist Church’s soup kitchen program. The Somersfield Interact Club with the vegetables they planted A spokesperson said, “The Interact Club at Somersfield Academy is on a mission to help the... Read more of this article

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