Backyard Gardening in the Bahamas and The Caribbean

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9781562298203: Backyard Gardening in the Bahamas and The Caribbean

This book is dedicated to the memory of my mom Elizabeth, who always kept a field while residing in North Andros. In her field were a number of popular produce basically used by the Bahamian households. I did not fully appreciate it at the time because it was popular for families to have their own fields, no matter how small. Since age twelve, while observing my mom in the field, I always found pleasure digging in the soil; planting things and watching them grow. Whether it was a pea or a cane head, I took great pride in planting it and waking up every morning to check for the first sign of a shoot or sprout that peeped up from the ground. Presently, food items such as onions, tomatoes, thyme, pigeon peas, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, plantains, lemons, lime, oranges, sweet peppers (bell pepper), corn, broccoli, bananas, cantaloupes, and watermelon are still in great demand by the Bahamian consumer. Instead of spending money at the grocery store or vegetable stand for vegetables, consider growing your own fresh vegetables. Do your part in growing some of your own foods. Yes, you may encounter some gardening challenges, but do not throw your hands up and quit. Just remain patient and follow the simple steps in Backyard Gardening In The Bahamas and you will soon be on your way to reaping a bountiful healthy harvest.

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Backyard Gardening In The Bahamas & The Caribbean is the author's valuable insights and wisdom from her many years of personal experience as a backyard gardener in the Bahamas. It was out of her love for writing and gardening that this how to book was birthed. Cynthia was once featured in the Nassau Guardian for growing unusually large vegetables. She also enjoys canning and often has vegetables preserved for years. Her goal is to motivate the average Bahamians to do their part in helping the economy by growing their own vegetables in whatever space available in their backyard. Cynthia is the author of Echoes From The Isles Of The Bahamas and Life On The Lumber Farm, is a poet and songwriter with a passion for the literary arts. She is an avid gardener who enjoys growing organic vegetables in her backyard. Cynthia is a native of the island of New Providence, but most of her early childhood and young adult life was spent on the island of Andros. She is a graduate of Ontario Business College and is presently employed with Bahamas Faith Ministries International in Nassau, Bahamas.

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This erudite, eloquent, and immensely thought-provoking work is long overdue in our culture and appeals to the heart of a community's passions and aspirations for self sufficiency. Backyard Gardening In The Bahamas & The Caribbean is indispensable reading and serves as a practical Manual for anyone who wants to live life above the norm and enjoy the pleasure and benefits of personal gardening. It is a profound authoritative work on this subject as it relates to the Bahamas and the Caribbean, and it should inspire everyone to try their hands at farming not just for fun but also for food. Cynthia provides the distilled wisdom of the ages in this area of personal farming and yet breaks new ground in its approach and will possibly become a classic in this and the next generation. This exceptional work by Cynthia Fowler is one of the most profound, practical, principle-centered approaches to this subject of Backyard Gardening I have read in a long time. The author s approach to this timely issue in light of the rising cost of food and the insistent Global Economic Crisis brings a fresh breath of air and hope that captivates the heart, engages the mind and inspires the spirit of the reader to try the age old practice of private farming. Her ability to leap over complicated scientific and academic jargon and reduce complex theories to simple practical principles that the least among us can understand is amazing. This work will inspire and motivate those of us who thought that a green thumb was a gift for the special ones while embracing the experienced farmer as it dismantles the mysterious art of gardening and delivers the practical in simplicity Cynthia's approach awakens in the reader the untapped inhibiters that retard our personal fear of planting our own garden,. Her personal experiences and antidotes empower us to rise above our fear of failure in planting seeds and give us the courage to expect a harvest for our labor. The author also integrates into each chapter the time-tested precepts giving each principle a practical application to Backyard Gardening making the entire process people-friendly. Every sentence of this work is pregnant with wisdom, ideas, and opportunities and I enjoyed the mind-expanding experience of this exciting book. I admonish you to get your gloves, clear the ground, roll up your sleeves, grab some seeds and plunge into this ocean of knowledge. Watch your yard bloom with the beauty of fresh homegrown food for you and your family and watch your life change for the better. --Dr. Myles Munroe, President/Chairman of BFM International

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