In commemoration of ‘World Food Day’ (October 16), the Bahamas Agricultural and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) marked the occasion with the planting of various fruit trees on the campuses of several public schools, October 23 — a project called ‘ONE-2-ONE Tree Planting Campaign’ that will continue through the months of October and November. BAMSI’s objective is to plant trees across The Bahamas: in green spaces, public parks, and schools. During the planting of a mangola tree at Doris Johnson Senior High School on Prince Charles Drive, BAMSI Chairman, Senator the Hon. Tyrel Young said the objective is to promote food security: trees are a valuable source of food when they bear edible fruit. Also in attendance was Minister of State in the Ministry of the Environment, the Hon. Zane Lightbourne, who encouraged the students to plant trees in their backyards, on public parks or green spaces in their neighbourhoods. Pictures show students assisting State Minister Lightbourne (left) and Chairman Young (centre) in planting a mangola tree on the grounds of Doris Johnson Senior High. Also pictured is Principal, Kent Lightbourn. Other tree planting ceremonies that day were held at C.I. Gibson Junior High School and C.V. Bethel Senior High School.
From: Bahamas Information Services