New Bush Pineapple Farm Compost Methods + Plant Food Virgin Islands!
Composting on the Pineapple Farm
Plenty to do on the Pineapple farm these last few weeks in preparation for harvest time! As seen in the photos below from a recent visit, weeding and composting has been at the top of the to do list.
Farmer Shallom brings coconut palms and shells to place throughout the pineapple farm, to help keep weeds down. This natural compost breaks down into fertilizer while retaining water throughout the fields.
The pineapple farm operates with no irrigation system other than rainfall, so natural compost methods help to secure moisture throughout the acre.
New Bush Pineapple Farm has partnered with Flemming Place to offer fresh local produce right in Road Town. Green bananas, Jackfruit and Pineapple will be available for purchase daily while in season. Stop by
Stay tuned as Service Sundays return from April until June 2022. Student volunteers can maximize hours and collect sweet treats on the farm from 8AM until 10AM.