By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Ministry of Agriculture through the Orange Walk Agriculture Department joins Belize National Library Service through the Sandy Hunter Library in Orange Walk Town are holding the Library Service’s annual Summer Camp.
The summer program is being held under the theme “Libraries Endure Continuity in Crisis”.
“The summer program will help to encourage and show our children that planting their own vegetables means sustainability in these times,” said the Belize National Library Service.
The Orange Walk Agriculture Department is teaching the children attending the camp how to grow their own food.
“We want to show our children that planting their crops and growing them organically is the best way to go. We are very thankful for the Orange Walk Agriculture Department that came over to show the children first hand what are some of the procedures done to have their own back yard garden. We are also very grateful for the seedings that were provided for the children to take home and care for,” said the Belize National Library Service
Extension Officer Federico Chi is working with the children at Sandy Hunter Library studying how to make a garden, soils, seeds and foods. Students are planting some of the seedlings in a garden behind the library.