People in St. Vincent and the Grenadines wishing to get involved in ecological farming now have access to a free, user-friendly booklet to guide their efforts.

The booklet, named “Make Your Home Garden Flourish”, is published by the Richmond Vale Academy (RVA), and is a permaculture guide to crop rotation, companion plants and seasonal planting in St. Vincent”.

The RVA says that people who are new to home gardens might have challenges starting out and deciding what and when to plant.

The booklet focuses on seasons — which season is best for planting, crop rotation — what crops to plant after each harvest, and companion planting — the benefits of planting certain crops together.

The publication, which is available free online at richmondvale.org, draws on traditional and scientific knowledge of gardening.

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