Green Thursdays: Learn About Growing Organically and the USVI’s Local Food Movement on February 28

“Organic” is the latest buzzword on the tip of everyone’s tongue, but as Virgin Islands residents are all too aware, buying organic locally can be prohibitively expensive, and at times, doing so feels next to impossible.

The Ridge to Reef Farm on St. Croix is trying to affect positive change in this area. The farm’s Nate Olive will bring residents up to date on what Ridge to Reef is doing to strengthen the local food system throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands through efforts like certified organic production on Thursday, February 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the Gifft Hill School’s Upper Campus atrium.

This presentation is a Green Thursdays Seminar, part of the Island Sustainability Series presented by the Island Green Building Association and Gifft Hill School’s Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture program. These monthly seminars focus on making the Virgin Islands a greener place to live.

The Feb. 28 presentation is a potluck event; attendees are asked to bring a dish to share along with their farming questions. All are welcome to attend.

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