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Agriculture

Fresh local produce is sold at the Jackson Farm stand on St. Croix (Bill Kossler photo)

DOA Launches ‘Fresh From the Farm’ Radio Talk Shows

These radio talk shows have been created to promote sustainable agriculture, marketing and the competitiveness of specialty crops in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Homeowners Urged to Seek Help for Bat Removal; Protection of Mastiff Bats Is Imperative

Each bat eats enormous amounts of insects, including mosquitos that carry dengue and zika, and plays an important role in pest control. They are no threat to humans.
The mulch, made from hurricane vegetative debris, does not appear to have any non-organic waste in it.

VIWMA Informs Community Free Clean Mulch Is Available

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise Team advises the community that clean mulch is available at no charge at the Anguilla...

USDA Asks for Community Facilities Technical/Training Grant Applications by July 2

According to the U.S. Virgin Islands Rural Development Office, Technical Assistance and Training Grants being offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will assist...
Commissioner of Agriculture Carlos Robles testifies at a Senate committee hearing Friday.

DOA to Host Town Hall About Sustainable Agriculture Development

DOA invites all farmers interested in Sustainable Agriculture Development in the U.S. Virgin Islands to a Town Hall meeting to discuss and solicit project ideas from the farming community.

DOE’s Special Nutrition Program to Make Fresh Produce Available to Elementary Schools

All public elementary schools in the St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix districts are encouraged to apply. Applications can be picked up or emailed beginning Wednesday, May 2.

VIDOA and UVI-CES Join to Offer Free Workshops for Arborists

The Forestry Division of the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture and the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service are hosting a series of free educational seminars for tree care professionals and other interested persons.

Conservation Innovation Grant Applications for Up to $250,000 Available for Innovative Projects in PR,...

USDA-NRCS has announced the availability of up to $250,000 in 2018 Caribbean Area Conservation Innovation Grants to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in the Caribbean.

Ridge to Reef Farm Asking for Donations to Revive Organic Farming Dream

Hit hard by hurricanes Irma and Maria, Ridge to Reef Farm has been struggling to get back on its feet. In this letter to its supporters, the farm says its major need at this time is a tractor. Friends of Ridge to Reef was created to raise funds.

Ridge to Reef Farm’s CSA Program Now Open for Registration

Ridge to Reef Farm has opened registration for the spring/summer Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) for St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.

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