Bring back the old time ways…

As we, in the month of Independence, continue to reflect on how much Barbados has developed in 46 years, it is always pleasing to see that the spirit of community remains – even if primarily in rural districts.

Here, Ashton Brewster tends to his garden and cuts some Bora beans to take for his neighbour. (KC)

2 Responses to Bring back the old time ways…

  1. Cathryn November 14, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Mr. Brewster has the right idea….The home/community garden movement is growing here in the US….especially with the increase of natural Food Supermarkets whose food very expensive, but people want food without pesticides and other additives. The big question is – if there were to be a problem that Barbados could not import its food – could it sustain its people, or better yet could its people sustain themselves. Years ago I would way yes without hesitation, but now – I’m not so sure.

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  2. Sonn November 14, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I agree, i planted 4 tomato plants this summer and they yielded so many tomatoes, i gave them to the neighbours, took some to work and of course gave to family. They were so sweet, and what impressed me most is that even now, i have tomotoes on my counter that i picked a month ago…they are not turning to mush…they are still firm enough to put in a salad. if i had bought those from the market…for sure in a couple of days in the crisper, they would have turned to black water…..is it the chemicals that make the vegies and fruits turn to mush so quickly….it’s scarey… I am planting more vegies and less flowers come spring! get out their and dig the soil bajans…it’s hard work, but very rewarding! even if you put a couple of plants in a pot it would produce something.

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