14 ene. 2013

Greenhouse farm flourishes in Trench Town

The South St Andrew community of Trench Town, known as the cradle of reggae music, having produced some of the island's top musicians, including reggae icon Bob Marley, is now yielding bounty of a different sort.

In the heart of the community lies a flourishing greenhouse, where residents are engaged in cultivating vegetables to feed their families, while earning an income.

At first, the residents saw the farming activity as a means of food security for their families. But as tangible benefits are reaped, and persons are earning money to offset their living expenses, greenhouse farming is growing on the residents.

"Right around the community, the people love the farming," says project manager of the Trench Town Greenhouse, Donovan English.