The public entity Saba continues to invest in agriculture, not only to provide a source of healthy food and to offer employment, but also to keep this sector as a part of local culture.
The farm at Zion’s Hill and the garden at The Level have been successful in growing produce. The hydroponics/greenhouse farm at Rendez-Vous will give agriculture a further boost once it opens in 2020.
The hydroponics farm and greenhouses at Rendez-Vous should be ready in 2020. The plan has been laid out and the project will go on bid shortly.
The land is being prepared, which is no easy task because the land needs to be flattened and the area is located on a slope with many large rocks. “But it is good soil, ideal for farming,” said Wilson.
Initially, three greenhouses will be constructed, one of which will be for hydroponic farming. Mainly lettuce and herbs will be grown in the hydroponics greenhouse. The other two greenhouses will have soil on the floor to grow vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers.