Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Prisoners harvest over 6,000 pounds of watermelon

All photos courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS)/Facebook.

All photos courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS)/Facebook.

Prisoners are doing their part for food sustainability after harvesting over 6,000 pounds of watermelon through the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service's agricultural programme.

The Prison Service said in a statement that the harvest took place on April 20, 2020, and is the fourth reaping within the past few weeks. 

The crops are handled by the Prison Service's Agricultural Department at the Maximum Prison Estate. 

The Service said this was the result of Commissioner of Prisons, Ag. Mr. Dennis Pulchan’s agricultural initiative to establish a food basket within the prison system.

Today’s harvest of watermelons, which was planted prior to the initial launch of the initiative, marked the fourth reaping within the past few weeks.

The Service said the agricultural initiative was officially launched on Saturday April 11th 2020, with a sod turning ceremony and planting of variety of crops.

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