Thomas Frere Scholarship at MCCF for Forestry, Agriculture

ST. MARYS – The Thomas Fryer Scholarship is awarded by the McCain County Community Foundation (MCFF) to assist students pursuing a post-secondary 2- or 4-year degree in forestry, horticulture, plant science, general agriculture or animal sciences. Beekeeping or similar sectors. Frere established this fund to support students in their fields of interest throughout their lives. … Read more

How the Garden Works project in Wheaton helps neighbors in need grow their own food

A Chinese proverb says that teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime. Wheaton hopes the same can be said for his nonprofit The GardenWorks project to teach people how to garden. The group offers programs to teach food insecure people to grow their own vegetables to harvest their own … Read more

Workshops on special fruit crops are scheduled for March.

University of Tennessee Profitable Agriculture and the Tennessee Fruit and Vegetable Association are partnering to host educational workshops for farmers interested in growing specialty fruit crops in the state. The workshops will be offered in each state from 10 am to 3 pm at the following locations. • March 2 at the Northeast Tennessee AgriResearch … Read more

Republic Services: City and Community Leaders Launch Republic Services Sustainable Garden in Downtown Phoenix | Market screen

Phoenix (February 1, 2023) – Phoenix city officials and Republic Services and community leaders today celebrated the opening of the Republic Services Garden at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. The one-acre sustainable garden, with 33 desert species selected for their ability to thrive in Phoenix’s heat and low water needs, was made possible … Read more

Garden Tour: “Rethink”

554 Craghead St. in Danville. The Supply Resources Corporate Apartment is one of several properties that will be given their first look on April 20 as part of the Danville-Chatham Historic Garden Week Tour. The tour is adopting Danville’s “Rethink” logo and will feature reimagined public and private properties. The tour’s name reflects a once-thriving … Read more

Tanzania: Bunge Committee urged to revise laws, policies to combat climate change

Dodoma – The Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has proposed a review of water, livestock, fisheries, environment and energy laws and policies. The chairman of the committee, Dr. Christine Ishengoma, while presenting a report in the National Assembly on Tuesday, said that by reviewing the laws, the government should utilize the importance of … Read more

Tanzania: President Mwinyi sees potential in horticulture industry.

Zanzibar – Zanzibar President Hussein Mwini yesterday directed the Ministry of Agriculture to collaborate with all stakeholders to increase fruit and vegetable production in the country for domestic and export markets. Dr. Mwini announced major reforms to the horticultural industry in his drive to cater to both domestic and export markets. “We have to work … Read more

The strategy document aims to double Farmgate’s revenue to $12b.

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Nadine Tunley, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and East Coast Labor representative Kerry Allan at an action event in Gisborne. Photo: RNZ The document says that there is a need to focus on establishing an intensive research and development program and improving the sustainability of the sector. Photo: The horticulture … Read more