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UWI promotes green living with Trinity Hall Food Park

For Release Upon Receipt - August 3, 2009

St. Augustine

Green living will be on the agenda of the upcoming “Seeds of a Caring Society” ceremony. The ceremony, hosted by The University of The West Indies (UWI) Planters for Social Change will take place on Friday 14th August, 2009, at the Trinity Hall Residence, UWI, at 3 p.m. This event will introduce the Trinity Hall Food Park as a model for the sustainability of domestic agricultural production in Trinidad and Tobago.

“Seeds for a Caring Society” began with a mission to inspire university students to venture out and create community gardens.  The Planters for Social Change have started ‘My Green Thumb,’ a project which trains participants in the creation and maintenance of community parks through the Master Home Garden Training Course. To date, the group has created the Trinity Hall Food Park, which serves as a template for future developments. The course is expected to lead to the development of food parks at the San Juan Girls’ Primary School, the Cyril Ross Children’s Home and The Unemployment Relief Programme site in Mt. Hope.

The “Seeds of a Caring Society” ceremony aims to sensitize policy-makers and the wider community to the social and development advantages of community food parks. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please email, or call (868) 476-9181.