Pre-Easter Seedlings Distribution
The Extension Division within the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Barbuda
Affairs on Tuesday held its pre-Easter Seedlings Distribution. According to Efuru
Elihu, Backyard Gardening Facilitator in the ministry, approximately 15,900
seedlings were made available for backyard gardeners and interested newcomers.
Propagated for distribution were 4,116 Green Chive, 3,234 Celery, 2,744
Sweet Pepper, 4,704 Water Melon and 1,078 Cantaloupe seedlings. Between the
hours of 9.a.m to 2:00p.m. approximately 300 persons were happy recipients of
the tokens of this initiative. It is hoped that exercises such as this will be an
encouragement for growers to expand their gardens, for newcomers to start their
gardens and help in the ongoing quest of “Food Security”.
These seedlings were distributed at the Ministry’s Headquarters, the Extension
Division and at Greencastle Agricultural Station.