GTC plants ‘Watch it Grow’ programme
June 20, 2014

GTC plants ‘Watch it Grow’ programme

The Grassroot Tennis Club last Thursday planted its “Watch it Grow” programme by distributing coconut plants to students of the five pre- schools which participated in the Pine Hill pre-schools’ tennis skills competition.{{more}}

Additionally, the top placed school, the Layou Vinsave, and runner-up, the Kingstown Methodist pre-school were given cherry and orange seedlings.

Head of the GTC Grant Connell, in explaining the idea behind the programme, said: “It is about getting the children to understand that its better to grow what you eat and eat what you grow and getting them to think local and eat healthier.”

Connell said the initiative follows on the GTC ‘Bin It’ efforts, which were initiated two years ago.

“It shows that we here at Grassroot are about the holistic development of the youth of St Vincent and the Grenadines, so we can say we aiming for a cleaner greener SVG in 10 years,” Connell noted.

Expressing gratitude to those who assisted with getting the programme off the ground, Connell remarked “I want to thank Bobby and Renate Balcombe of Georgetown and Cyril and Jenny Da Breo of Union for allowing us to get the young coconuts trees from their farms free of cost and fully supporting the development of the youths and also the extra work by Oral Roberts and Vanessa Lawrence of Multigraphics.”

Connell disclosed that soon there would be some pets which will be domesticated at the GTC’s base, as the club endeavours to give the youngsters varied experiences, whilst teaching them the value of caring for animals.(RT)