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A Year in Review

Heliconia

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The St.Lucia Floral Cooperative Society Limited had a very fun and exciting year in 2011.

The Board of  Directors spent much time organising the group and in return accomplished the following  (more…)

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Website Development and Management Workshop

Website Development and Management Workshop

Website Development and Management Workshop

On the 14th April 2012 the Saint Lucia Floral Co-operative Society, Pineapple Producers Limited, United Producers Limited (Cassava) and the Saint Lucia Cassava Group participated in a Website Development and Management workshop. (more…)

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The Saint Lucia Floral Cooperative Society Ltd. Valentine’s Day Market!

The Saint Lucia Floral Cooperative Society (SLFCS)  facilitated its first ever Valentine’s Day market on Saturday the 11th of February. Many customers visited the market to buy both gifts and flowers for Valentine’s day – it was a success! The SLFCS gives many thanks to everyone that made this possible: The Union Orchid Tissue Culture Facility, Duboulay’s Bottling Company, Renwick, Body  Mind and Soul, The Creative Development Network, and all of the wonderful flower farmers throughout the island! Keep your eyes out for a Mother’s Day Market! (more…)

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Training Phase 3: Orchids

Yet another successful Training. On the 8th of February the Saint Lucia Floral Cooperative Society in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and the Union Orchid Tissue Culture Facility led a day training on the cultivation of Orchids for the local market. (more…)

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Training Phase 2: Anthuriums

The Saint Lucia Floral Cooperative Society Limited in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and the Taiwanese Orchid Tissue Culture Laboratory had the pleasure of treating farmers and potential farmers to an Anthurium workshop. (more…)

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Training Phase 1: Heliconia and Ginger Lilies

On December 14, 2011 the Saint Lucia Floral Cooperative Society Limited in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce’s Competitiveness through Linkages Project provided our local farmers with a workshop geared towards the cultivation of flowers for the export market. The talented facilitator – Ms. Marie-Louise Reid – led an insightful presentation about the proper cultivation practices for both heliconia and ginger lilies. This is part of a three-phase educational training. (more…)

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Ministry of Agriculture Orchid Training

On December 7, 2011 the members of the Saint Lucia Floral Cooperative attended a workshop at the union tissue culture facility. Mrs. Portellia Clifford-Harlow presented about the Common Pest and Diseases of Orchids and Mr. Peng presented on the upcoming Taiwan Orchid Project. They also included a hands on practical session invonving orchid deflasking and potting and repotting. At the end of the session the Orchid Tissue Culture facility and the Ministry of Agriculture gifted the attendants many trays of orchids to start growing in their greenhouses.

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November 2011: Farm Visits

November 2011: Farm Visits

In November, the Saint Lucia Floral Cooperative Society Ltd. in partnership with the Union Orchid Tissue Culture Facility and The Ministry of Agriculture ventured to some of the farms located in the southern tip of Saint Lucia. We were amazed by the beautiful orchids and anthuriums that we found on the farms: Beverly Charlemagne’s Farm, Greta Noel’s Farm, and Olivia Felicien’s Farm. (more…)

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