Garden

BNT Team Gets In-Depth Lesson on Coral Reef Protection
BNT Team Gets In-Depth Lesson on Coral Reef Protection

February 27, 2015

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT), the GEF Full Size Project, the Atlantis Blue Project and The Nature Conservancy all teamed up last week to train twenty-three team members in the coral reef assessment tool known as Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA)...

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Lost in the wilderness
Lost in the wilderness

February 20, 2015

In October, while laying out a number of fantastic programmes planned for his department, Kenred Dorsett, the Minister of Environment and Housing, said boldly that "a revitalised Nassau Botanical Gardens can serve as the 'Central Park' of New Providence"...

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It's Harvest Time, Baby!

December 23, 2012

It is finally the end of the year and I can say without any doubt that "2012" has truly been a learning experience for me. I have shared quite a few things, explained their purposes and suggested some interesting fruit trees you should add to your garden for various purposes.

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Brooke Sherman Participates In Miss Earth Tree Planting Event

November 20, 2012

The Philippines - The Miss Earth Pageant held a tree planting ceremony at
Tree Planting at Nayon ng Kabataan, and an environmental event at Clark Field, Pampanga and each of the contestants planted a tree.

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The 'Plant Ladies Of Camperdown' Ready For 5th Annual Plant Sale

October 22, 2012

Nassau, Bahamas -- New and unusual plants will be the focus of this year's Camperdown Plant Sale, the largest private sale of plants on the island. 

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Camperdown Plant Sale To Support Eastern Community Pacesetters Youth Marching And Concert Band

October 22, 2012

Nassau, Bahamas - New and unusual plants will be the focus of this year's Camperdown Plant Sale, the largest private sale of plants on the island. 

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Hotel Guests Eat Food Grown By High-school Students
Hotel Guests Eat Food Grown By High-school Students

October 17, 2012

Students at the North Andros High School are making history, supplying the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort with fruits and vegetables farmed in their school's backyard.

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Passion For Gardening Pays Off
Passion For Gardening Pays Off

October 01, 2012

Three Bahamian women were recognised for turning their favourite method for escaping the stresses of every day life into a passion for excellence.

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National Pride Association Awards Homeowners For Leadership In Landscaping

September 30, 2012

Nassau, The Bahamas - Bahamian women are practicing residential landscaping as an escape from the mundane stressors in their environment and daily lives.  

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National Pride Association Awards Homeowners For Leadership In Landscaping

September 30, 2012

Nassau, The Bahamas - Bahamian women are practicing residential landscaping as an escape from the mundane stressors in their environment and daily lives.

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Bush Medicine: In Nature, Everything Has A Purpose!

September 24, 2012

Did you know that most of the weeds in our backyards are medicine?  I'm quite serious!

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What is WD-40, And What Can It Do
What is WD-40, And What Can It Do

September 12, 2012

Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40 is? Don't lie and don't cheat. WD-40. Who knew; I had a neighbor who bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do.... probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open.

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Rooftop Gardens: Let Conservation Run Wild

August 28, 2012

In densely populated cities around the world, rooftop gardens and their cousin green roofs, are becoming increasingly popular. In The Bahamas, where we still have a lot of green spaces, this concept may seem a bit odd.

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Brown Lawns Can Turn Off Buyers

August 27, 2012

Do: Pay attention to the state of your yard before showings.

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The Garden In January

January 03, 2012

If you cannot go out to your vegetable garden and pick exactly what you want right now then you did not make an early enough start. A friend of mine told me he was off the island for all of October so did not put down any seeds until his return in early November.

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Christmas Trees are Now Available at Sawyer's Fresh Market!

November 30, 2011

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Shop at Sawyer's Fresh Market on Oak Street and watch your grocery bill get lower! Locally Owned - Locally Operated - Earth Friendly - Always Fresh - Smart Choice - Best Quality - Fabulous Selection.

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Root Crops

October 11, 2011

THE most common root crop grown in The Bahamas is probably cassava (Manihot esculenta). It features in native soups and stews as well as a base for sweet concoctions. Cassava comes in sweet and bitter versions, the bitter cassava giving us cassareep - the essential (though somewhat poisonous) ingredient in pepperpot.

The starchy roots of cassava are very easily grown in poor or rich soil. A section of a root four to six inches long is planted at an angle and the top covered by an inch of soil. The foliage grows to about six feet and it is said that if all the leaves are stripped off two weeks before harvesting, the roots will last longer before spoiling.

Eddoes (Cocolasia es ...

By Gardener Jack

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Fruit Trees for Family Island Farmers

August 14, 2011

Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation's distribution of bud wood fruit trees to farmers continued last weekend with material going to six islands. Several varieties of sugar apple, sour sop, mango, avocado and guava went to Abaco, Long Island, Andros, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera, and Exuma.

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Tree Planting at Sandals Royal Bahamian Over Holiday Weekend
Tree Planting at Sandals Royal Bahamian Over Holiday Weekend

August 02, 2011

Sandals Royal Bahamian held a tree planting ceremony this Emancipation Holiday weekend where guests, management and the resort’s team members installed five trees on the property.

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Bougainvillea Plants Require Full Outdoor Sun

July 16, 2011

Q. I recently bought a bougainvillea plant and kept it in my apartment, but it is not doing well and the flowers have a little yellow shaped center.  Can you tell me if these flowers will produce seeds?
--P.C., Westward Villas
 

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