UPDATE: Due to bad weather conditions St Maarten’s First Annual Agricultural Industrial Fair has been postponed until Sunday Dec 15, 2013
In Collaboration with Hillside Adventures, Space less Garden, and with the support of our Government and USONA, we of the Elwaldo Richardson Memorial Agricultural Foundation, are proud to announce that we will be finally having our first Annual Agricultural /Industrial fair on December 8th, 2013. This fair was supposed to be held since 20thof October 2013, to commemorate World’s Food Day, but due to unforeseen circumstances we had to postpone until now.
Nevertheless, we are promising a great event. This event is to boast the awareness of the possibilities within the Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fishery sector on our beautiful Island. This sector has many opportunities to offer our youths, if we will only pay some attention to it.
At this event different approaches to agricultural production will be demonstrated and examine such as Aqua-ponics, aqua-culture and a traditional back yard garden display will be set up.
There will be displays of local produce from various organizations. A mini market will be set up where you can purchase all kinds of provisions, local and imported from other Caribbean Islands, craft vendors will also be there.
A display of various domestic animals will be set up to create a sort of petting zoo feeling for kids to get familiar with animals that reside here on St Maarten. This day is plan to be a family day with various activities for kids that will include horseback riding.
Entertainment for the day will be a cultural extravaganza organized by La Rich Arts , Dj Acha on the ones and twos playing some smooth music throughout the day, live performances by local entertainers such as Ashandi – Bad John – A Static – Da Key – Kollah Bone, Jahneral Blunty, Bush Man and Host Mr Gregory Arrindell . More local artist to join the list this week. There will also be a food court with various food and drinks for sale.
One of the main highlights is going to be the sign up drive to get people to register to participate in our backyard gardening projects that is going to start at the beginning of 2014 and obtaining information on how you can become part of the St Maarten Agriculture Private Investors Club. Attendees will be able to find various information pertaining to agriculture and projects at the information booth that will be station at the location. Individuals will be able to receive information or register at their local community help desk as of Thursday Nov 28, 2013.
We invite the general public to be a part of St.Maarten agriculture food sustainability network that is geared towards; educating, building awareness and self esteem, creating job and new possibilities of income, reinstating cultural values and food security.
We still have some time, so anyone wishing to participate and need more information can call Mr Joslyn Richardson at Ph. # 580 5157, or Mr Wyatte at 553 6300.