(ZIZ News) – The St. Christopher Children’s Home has officially launched a Shade House on its premises to plant fresh fruits and vegetables to offset its food bill.
The launch took place during an opening ceremony on the morning of Saturday, March 9 2019.
During her overview of the project, Administrator at the Home Margaret Stevens explained that the project received funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) while noting that the project has been long overdue.
She said, so far, cucumbers, broccoli, parsley and lettuce have been harvested at the shade house during its experimental phase.
Stevens also said the Shade House has the potential do so much more, noting that it will offer knowledge beyond the areas of farming and education.
A ribbon cutting ceremony took place immediately after the presentations to officially launch the Shade House open.
Guests were then given the opportunity to tour the newly opened facility.
Board Director of the St. Christopher Children’s Home, Ms Linda Williams chaired the ceremony.
National Coordinator of GEF SGP St. Kitts and Nevis, Mrs. Illis Watts, Shade House Manager, Julian St. Clair and Project Manager, Ms. Jackie Flemming were also in attendance.