Let’s All Plant Some Food!

Last week was quite a shocker to everyone. We walked into the produce section of every supermarket and as an old friend would say, “nothing there”. What happened?? The ship did not arrive! A friend gave me the full run down of just why the ship didn’t arrive. It left its berth in Palm Beach…

Our Farm Collection

We have been in research and development for over a year now. We’d been toying with a garden concept for almost five years and it took us three years just to get started. In May of 2015, we began clearing the land and then threw our hands up in frustration as a very dry season…

Sweet Experiment!

We grow lots of stuff in the Caribbean; from papayas and bananas, soursoup and peppers, to ginger and turmeric.  Almost every conceivable tropical fruit and vegetable  can be found in places like Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Dominica and Guyana and on a smaller scale in most of the other islands. Most of us focus on…

Juicy Summer

What an amazing summer!  I spent the first two weeks of July  in Costa Rica, Central America, with a group of 29 energetic kids and three other adults. I’d never been there before, so I did not know what to expect. I did know however, that we would be spending some time on a farm…

Scrumptious Roasted Tomatoes

I found these beauties at the local supermarket in what is called the local section. Local means that they were grown right here on my island. They were not imported from a far away land. As a child, I loved fresh juicy tomatoes. We’d have them in summer and relish them with just a little…

The Birds and the Starfruit

I know, we met the birds here right!  These are my beautiful starfruit aka carambola and every year, I have to fight with the birds to get a few.  I’d much prefer to harvest them when they are just ripening, but the birds would have pecked their way through every one of them. So, I collect them…

My Garden in a Jar

Before I began my garden, mornings have always been a challenge. What to have for breakfast? Hmmm, what to have for breakfast? It is always so easy just to pour some cereal into a bowl with milk; especially if you are running late.  Not always the best health option though and you are usually hungry…

Pride and Joy

  Placing a few seeds in the earth and watching eagerly each day for them to emerge from that patch that you have nurtured as prescribed for the 4, 7 or 21 days can be nerve wrecking. However, when those little seedlings poke their heads up out of that soil, your heart is full and…