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World Food Day

October 20, 2013

12:00 PM - 06:00 PM

On the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen campus - St. Croix

Clarice Clarke, 340-692-4060, cclarke@uvi.edu

UVI and the general community are invited to the Annual World Food Day activities on UVI's Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Local junior and high school students will compete in the 6th Annual “4-H Youth Super Chef Competition" with an open “Melon Spree Competition" for the public. Workshops will focus on the avocado, cucurbit (melon family) and aquaculture systems for the USVI. Workshop participants will get free samples of dishes featuring these crops. Free vegetable seedlings will be distributed.

Entertainment includes a food vendors’ court, a farmers’ market, tours of UVI’s Agricultural Experiment field facilities, a petting zoo, music by Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra, UVI Albert Sheen Campus Band, DJ Porter, performances by the Guardians of Culture Moko Jumbies, and the St. Croix Martial Arts. The entry feesi a non-perishable food item for the food drive. Sponsored by the UVI Cooperative Extension Service, UVI Agricultural Experiment Station and the V.I. Department of Agriculture. Participating sponsors are Plaza Extra and Home Depot. For details call Clarice Clarke at (340) 692-4060.

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