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CANNAVAL- Medical Cannabis Expo Set for July 19-21

The expo will present a diverse group of leaders and expert educators across many sectors of cannabis and hemp with panels and presentations running throughout the day.
The front of a Farm Tienda, a 'pop-up' farm stand being donated to Crucian farmers by the St. Croix Foundation and the Coca Cola Company.. (Elisa McKay photo)

St. Croix Foundation Opens Farm-Tienda Grant Application Cycle to Support Agribusiness

The St. Croix Foundation, in partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, is pleased to announce the opening of the Farm Tienda Grant Application Cycle to support local farmers as they continue to rebuild from the 2017 hurricanes.

USDA – USVI Accepting Applications for Community Assistance Grants

Rural Development, U.S. Virgin Islands -- U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant.

St. Croix Foundation, Coca-Cola Launch Farm-Tienda Project

The Farm-Tienda Project supports the agricultural sector on St. Croix by granting eligible farmers with a durable and movable “farm stand” for the expansion of their local businesses.

NRCS Accepting Applications for Conservation Innovation Grants

Up to $300,000 in 2019 Caribbean Area Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) are available to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in the Caribbean area.

NRCS Remains Open During Partial Government Shutdown

During a government shutdown, agencies that receive mandatory funding or have funds appropriated in prior years that are carried forward can continue to serve customers using that money.

Green House Donates 40 Tomato Cages to School Agriculture Programs

District Director of Agriculture Velda Hendricks received the donation on Dec. 7 and began distributing the wire cages to schools within the district.

School Food Authority Nurtures Heathy Habits Through Farm to School Program

In partnership with Ridge to Reef Farm Hub, based on St. Croix, the School Food Authority exposed students to new ways to incorporate fresh, local produce into their daily meals.
Planters in Cruz Bay’s Franklin A. Powell, Sr. Park on St. John were filled with mulch created from hurricane vegetative debris.

Mulch Now Available for St. Croix Farmers and Residents

Double-chipped hurricane vegetative material, or mulch, is available for pick-up on St. Croix, once again, according to Commissioner of Agriculture Carlos Robles.

Partners in Agriculture to Give Away Free Breadfruit Trees on Sept. 29

Partners in Agriculture will be giving away free breadfruit trees between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Midre Cummings Park in Frederiksted.

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