The Minister with responsibility for External Affairs, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, who is also the Member of Parliament for Central Castries, on March 27 registered participants for a new initiative targeted at the constituents of Castries Central called Urban Grow. The Urban Grow Project aims to develop and encourage small-scale agricultural enterprises and kitchen gardening among the residents of central Castries and to provide essential vegetables and fresh produce for older and disabled persons who are unable to grow for themselves. As part of the Project, organizers are considering a Rent-a- Row programme that will enable individuals to rent a row in a garden for the purposes of starting a kitchen garden; a horticulture and flower gardening segment for domestic and urban beautification; and a quarterly family cook-up in which communities get together and cook what they have grown.

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