Agrosuede: Backyard Innovations

This week we continue our feature of Agrosuede BackYard Gardening!!

For those who believe that provisions (roots and tubers) must directly be placed in the ground, think again. Mitchel explains how to grow potato, a staple we just happen to import thousands of tonnes, in a container in his backyard.

This is followed right up by a DIY explanation to recycle plastic and glass bottles in your garden to help better manage water. See below!


Dominica’s Yard Farmer: Agrosuede Backyard Gardening

Pictured to the left: Mitchel at the Compete Caribbean Mediathon

Now that our Agripreneurs series is at an end. We move straight into our next series that features the work of Tech4Agri Team member Mitchel. As you already know he created and continues to run the Youtube Channel, Agrosuede Backyard Gardening.

Mitchel, to say the least one of the best online content creators in the region with near 3000 subscribers, but the one of the few that are focused in Caribbean agriculture, thriving and growing.

His channel has had a long life (by ‘bloggers’ standards) having been started since 2013 and is likely to continue for quite some time. With limited resources and equipment he has still been able to garner over 500, 000 views, including a well developed, accompanying Facebook page.

At Tech4agri we believe in collaboration not competition.

We have been working with Mitchel for almost two years and it was only until late 2016 where we able to meet at a Mediathon event hosted by Compete Caribbean. It centered on STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math) fields in the media.


Self Empowered Backyard Producers

Tech4agri Team Member, Christopher paid a visit to an ordinary citizen in Sandre Grande, Mr. Marli Browne. Marli, who does not have a background in agriculture explained how he got into the field.

Having been initially exposed to hydroponic production by Tech4Agri he decided to seek out additional information on his own.

He was able to learn how to grow lettuce and patchoi hydroponically. He is now able to make larger sales and his farming activity is now a family effort.

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