A Bountiful Garden

Ministry of Agriculture launches Mash Band

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A spectacular kitchen garden bloomed as the Ministry of Agriculture officially launched its Mashramani band stunning on-lookers.

Minister within the Ministry of Agriculture, Hon. Valerie Adams-Yearwood told those gathered this year the Ministry’s float will focus on the ministry kitchen garden initiative.

“Promoting kitchen gardening is in keeping with Guyana’s Green State development strategy (GSDS) which aims to promote the re-establishing of kitchen gardens in households within our communities,” Minister Adams-Yearwood said.

Public Relations Officer of Ministry of Agriculture, Kezra Boyal explained the Queen costume will depict a bountiful kitchen garden in which the queen will plant her crops such as callaloo, tomatoes, peppers, pakchoi and cabbage.

There will also be a basket filled with a variety of fruits aimed at encouraging citizens to incorporate fruits into their daily meals.

Boyal said the aim is to remind persons that “farming provides education for life since no other occupation teaches so much about birth growth and maturity.”

In his remarks Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Noel Holder encouraged all Guyanese to celebrate the country’s Republican status in unity.

“I urge you to reflect on the sacrifices that you have overcome in the past fifty years, celebrate our achievements as a people and as a country and celebrate with a Republican spirit by being responsible citizens, as we stand as one people, one nation, with one destiny.”