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  • Written by  Chronicle News
Agriculturalist Danny Joseph teaches the art of budding and grafting during a Community Development Division workshop. Agriculturalist Danny Joseph teaches the art of budding and grafting during a Community Development Division workshop.

The first in a series of workshops organised by the Community Development Division (CDD) as part of initiatives to boost participation in the annual Homes, Families and Gardens Festival competition was held on Thursday at Christian Valley.

The participants, some of whom have taken part in the competition, were taught the specifics of budding and grafting by Agriculturalist Danny Joseph.

First place winner in the flower garden competition for the south zone Ginatin Edgecombe said the workshop was useful.

“I came here today to learn how to graft. It’s something I’ve always wanted to learn how to do, and I’m pretty much satisfied so I’m going home to experiment. This year I’m going to enter vegetable and flowers, fruit trees, too, and I’m really looking forward to it,” said Edgecome.

Another workshop participant was Eltonia Rojas. She has never participated in the competition but has an interest in agriculture.

“It was really good. This is something that I’ve known existed but I’ve never seen it done. It was nice to see the different techniques utilised,” said Rojas.

Acting Director of the CDD Dale O’Brien was pleased with the level of interest shown and spoke of the possibility of another workshop of the same kind being held later this month since the number of participants had to be curtailed.

Chairperson of this year’s Homes, Families and Gardens Festival Valdrina Jackson said although she was hoping to see more competitors of the festival participating in the session, it was worth it.

Several other workshops on agronomy, horticulture and plant protection will be held later this month, in August and September respectively.

Another aspect of the festival is a Poetry and Research competition based on the overall theme “Think beautification for the nation’s health and wealth.”

Registration for the 6th Annual Homes, Families and Gardens Festival Competition organised by the Community Development Division in the Ministry of Social Transformation is now ongoing until September 30. Judging will begin in October. (Midcie Francis)

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