The Community Garden project is off to a great start thanks to Grace Bay Resorts Foundation and the Sales and Marketing Team who came out in full force to clear the designated site within the Turks and Caicos National Museum campus in the Village at Grace Bay Providenciales.
The primary objective of the garden project, spearheaded by Nutrition in Demand, is to encourage persons to grow their own food, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and promote a healthier lifestyle. Turks and Caicos National Museum is happy to be collaborating on this project. Farming showcased in the Caicos Heritage Exhibit as an integral part of the lifestyle of the 1900s is no longer typical to the islands. The Community Garden gives persons who may need some encouragement to start gardening an ideal space to do so in a social setting with access to technical support from the Department of Agriculture.
Special thanks to Grace Bay Resorts Foundation and the Sales and Marketing Team, Ms. Daphne Forbes and all of the other volunteers who participated in the clearing project as well as those who worked behind the scenes to provide the necessary support. The garden space is now clear. Volunteers are welcome to sign up to assist as this Community Garden Project progresses. For more information, please contact Tamika Handfield 442-3978.