Originally posted by AARP.org AARP volunteers Sally Browne and Martha Bruce are nurturing their green thumbs while reducing the cost of their groceries. Many retirees search for things to occupy their time,but amongst these ladies’ regular activities like volunteering and traveling,they are now trying home gardening. While it takes commitment,it doesn’t take [...]
This past summer WTJX and its partners,the UVI Cooperative Extension Service and the VI Department of Agriculture,plowed through a mountain of applicants for its pilot Home Grown. If you remember,Home Grown is a garden outreach program for home gardeners encouraging you to become more self sufficient,to eat healthy and save money.
On May 15,1862,President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an Act establishing the Department of Agriculture. As a boy,President Lincoln lived on a 30-acre farm,but because of hills and gullies only 14 acres could be cultivated. The importance of growing your own food and the relevance of farming to a society was [...]
Home Grown is an outreach project &TV program designed to encourage healthy eating habits &to address several issues,including the high cost and poor quality of fresh vegetables imported into the USVI. Cleo Greene visits a few of the Home Grown Participants…
“Home Grown” is an outreach project and television program designed to address several critical issues,including the extremely high cost and poor quality of fresh vegetables imported into the Virgin Islands,a desire to encourage healthy eating habits,and an effort to help Virgin Islands’ residents save money. [...]