Local Garden Series – Lashie’s Layers

The local garden series continues with farmer, Laurel Frett, who maintains a mid scale operation providing organic brown eggs.

Take a peek at our footage in March from a quick visit to his farm. Laurel, known as Lashie, shares the fresh set of layers that will begin producing eggs daily within 7 months!

Support the local farmers by doing your best to purchase produce sourced nearby. Stay tuned next week for our next featured farm located on the beautiful island of Virgin Gorda.

Are You Able to Help?

Please support garden owner, Simple Jain, who’s son is going through a difficult period. At 15 years old, Rishab is currently awaiting a kidney transplant and receives dialysis treatments three times a week.

Simple is a single mother who supports her entire family, including her mother, younger brother and two sons on her personal income. Though these are uncertain times, if you are able, your donation is greatly appreciated. Gofundme

Thank you all.

Nature.Birds.March.

Growth

From afar, the Salt Ponds may resemble a mangrove graveyard.

Closer views show that the area is teeming with fresh growth.

Views from Cane Garden Bay.

Cleaned in 2019

Front View

Debris to be removed

Pelicans

Local Garden Series – A Simple Touch

A Simple Touch.

Tomatoes

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Handcrafted, this spotlight garden has harvested tomatoes, lettuce and green beans already. Can you believe it’s only March?!

The joys of living in a warm climate year round.

Our local garden series is a spotlight on everyday people who are doing their best to plant and harvest for their community. Whether it be neighbors or those who sell produce to larger markets. All are appreciated.

Have a garden that you would like to spotlight? Please send us an email at inquiries@unifiedevents.org. We would love to share your recommendation.

Have you started your own garden? Now is the best time. Being able to source your own food, locally is a great skill. Not to mention pretty simple to maintain and delicious! Plant what you enjoy eating. Sunflowers, peanuts and cacao are all making a first time appearance within my personal garden.

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simple garden

Comment below with your favorites.

 

Join us for plant a mangrove April 18th!

Mangrove Community Replant – April 18th Tortola, BVI

Black Mangrove Tortola
Perseverance

Join us for the rescheduled mangrove planting event now moved to April 18th in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola. Sign up available onsite, look for the Pink Tent!

This will be an introduction & demonstration to Replant BVI. A community-led initiative aiming to restore the shores of the Virgin Islands. 

Now that many of us have more time on our hands, why not donate an hour to support your living environment? Replanting mangroves helps secure coastlines from erosion while offering natural breeding grounds for Caribbean avian.

Our previously planned March events are cancelled. We will host a full demonstration for the large scale mangrove planting in April.

Please bring your own reusable container, drinking water on site. Light refreshments will be offered. 

Sign up is limited!! 

Register here!

See you all then!!

Mangrove Planting Site

Recreational Play Camp: Spring 2020

Join us this year as we launch our Recreational Play Camp: Spring Session in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

When: March 9th until 13th – 9AM to 5PM, April 6th until 17th – 9AM to 5PM
Where: Cane Garden Bay, Tortola British Virgin Islands
Why: An adventure for youth that will enrich their experience with sports, swimming and project-based learning.
Who: ages 7-17 (unisex)

The camp will be hosted by author Kimberly Jackson and director of Unified Events, Dinelle Henley.

Extended hours from 8AM to 6PM each day if needed.

Space is limited!!

Please reach out if you have any questions:

inquiries@unifiedevents.org

284.544.8205

Please sign up here.

Butterfiles in the Brazos – Local Partner

Ever heard of a community butterfly garden? Well it’s a great initiative and our volunteers will be assisting with growing the current location at the Bee Creek Arboretum know as Butterfiles in the Brazos! Check out their great work below and stay tuned for further updates on signing up to volunteer this spring!