What are your names?

Our names are Aria, Ackeem and Danika.

What do you do (and where)?

We are students at Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School.

What do you grow?

We grow a variety of produce including cabbage, lettuce, okra, watermelon, pumpkins, squash and have recently planted 3 banana trees.

What methods do you use to grow your veg?

With the help of the Slow Food Barbados garden programme, we used organic seedlings.

What are the biggest problems you are facing as a farmer within your industry and how do you think that they can be resolved?

Weeds and garbage.

What does sustainability mean to you? How do you incorporate these ideals into your work?

To keep things going into the future.

How long have you had a school garden?

Since Class 3 – last term.

What do you enjoy most about working in the garden?

Taking out weeds and grass, like to plant; look at plants, finding earthworms; learning about what can compost.

Most memorable moment in the school garden?

– Planting a banana tree
– 1st planting with SFB
– Forking beds

Luther Thorne students tending to their garden.

Could you share with us a part of your food culture that has been lost over time?

My grandmother taught me how to make cou-cou – Aria

What is your favourite vegetable/fish to eat and how do you cook it?

Steamed okra, grilled dolphin fish

What do you think is the future of food in Barbados?

We need to do more. We need to stop bringing in so much food and eat local more.