Press Release

Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture
Release Date:
Friday, 16 October 2020 - 2:56pm

The winners of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Backyard Garden Competition have been announced.

The winners are:

  • Best Backyard Garden (In the Ground) - Dawn and Ortley George
  • Best Container Garden - Novy Manzano
  • Best Youth Garden - Delonte Hillhouse
  • Best Garden Photo - Marvin Joseph

Other winners of prizes are:

  • Anjanique Cheltenham
  • Michael Hirst
  • Levansky De Venecia
  • Keturah London
  • Jhakhoy Martin

Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley congratulated all prize winners and thanked all those persons who participated in the competition.

Honourable Wheatley said, “Today, as we celebrate World Food Day, I encourage our community to continue cultivating home gardens for household health and food security.”

Winners received cash prizes courtesy of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture; the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Ground Works BVI.

Gardeners from across the Territory participated in the six month competition which was aimed at encouraging outdoor activity, household nutrition and foster food security while promoting sustainable agricultural practices. To view participant’s photos visit the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Facebook page @GOVIDOAF.

NOTE:

  • Photo: Best Garden Photo by Marvin Joseph

Author

Nekita Turnbull

Information Officer II
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730
Email:  Neturnbull@gov.vg