Gardening students carry out beautification project in Cayo

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Garden project (Belize Botanic Gardens)

Garden project
(Belize Botanic Gardens)

Friday, April 11, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Three students of Belize Botanic Gardens’ Professional Gardeners’ Training have designed and installed a garden at the public bus stop at the junction of the Chial Road and the George Price Highway in Cayo.

Prior to the upliftment project by Ivan Tzib, Rozana Lemus and Byron Jaimie, the area was covered by trash and so the installment of the garden was timely to make the area look better.

Members of staff of the Belize Botanic Gardens have pledged to assist with the upkeep of the garden by keeping the plants watered and emptying the garbage bin regularly.

The initiative of the students is commendable, but lamentably not even 24 hours after the hard work of putting in the facility to beautify the area, vandalism appears to have already been visited upon the project as one of the plants has disappeared.

It is hoped that the many people who use the bus stop will come to appreciate the hard work that Ivan Tzib, Roxana Lemus and Byron Jaimie put into the effort and help to keep the area clean and trash-free.

This students are part of a training programme that is funded by the European Union’s BRDP II Programme and duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge.

Anyone interested in learning a marketable skill is asked to apply now for the next free classes.

The training takes place at Belize Botanic Gardens.

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