Novice farmers learn lessons in growing greens

| 08/06/2010

(CNS): The boys at the Bonaventure community home have been taking part in some valuable lessons in more ways than one recently. Learning to grow their own vegetables as part of a project at the home the boys are involved in a garden enterprise from seeds to table and are now branching out to sell their quality produce to local restaurants and grocery stores. A report on News27 revealed that although it takes effort to grow the vegetables and herbs it’s extremely rewarding. With hep from local Rotarians boys at the home built the green house and are now growing and harvesting their crops with their Basil said to be some of the freshest and best around.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It was so heartfelt to hear them say on the news yesterday that they could not wait to cook and eat what they had planted! Truly refreshing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    A great story.

    Congrats to you all, this is a wonderful project, keep up the good work.

  3. islandman says:

    Congrats to all involved. Especially the boys themselves. Keep up the good work. Truly some good news here.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is excellent news! Congratulations to the young men at Bonaventure and hearth felt thanks to the Rotarians and others who assisted them in getting organised to do this. Why are more of you folks out there not reading and commenting on this ever so positive and newsworthy story?!!!! Keep up the good work Bonaventure. 🙂 I really am proud of you.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is an encouraging story and congratulations to the young men, their program directors and benefactors. It would be so much more encouraging if one knew that they could look forward to a livelihood in farming, if such is their wish. From this group of boys, there might be a few who may adapt and cling to this new-found skill so as to be a career. It would be heartening if those could be sure of employment in the field.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations to all the young men participating in this and to all the mentors and volunteers. Keep it up

  7. peter milburn says:

    Hats off to the Bonaventure folks and a job(s)well done for the boys that are doing this.Will certainly encourage them to get on with their lives when the time comes.Keep it up all of you.Great job.