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Sparkies Amazing Farm

Musician, successful retailer and entrepreneur Errol Watler doesn’t need to farm. What brings him from his home in George Town all the way to the seven acres, Sparkies Amazing Farm, is that, quite simply he loves it.

05 Aug, 2019

Ideas for small spaces

Lots of people, especially if they live in one of Cayman’s Condominiums, have very small gardens. But that is no reason why they shouldn’t be just as lovely, in their way, as a big garden.

14 Jun, 2019

East End’s sweet potato king

Franklin Smith farms a total of around 80 acres in East End. He has cultivated, fed, and nurtured the soil, year after year. “I am not ashamed of farming. I originally trained as a chef. But I gave up cooking for farming, because it is something I grew up with.

29 Apr, 2019

Mixing fruit with flames of color

It goes without saying George Town MLA Kenneth Bryan leads a very busy life, but he still finds time for his garden. He was brought up with a love of growing plants and flowers and vegetables, and it has never left him, he says. But he loves flowers especially, and bright,

31 Dec, 2018

A walk around Kem Jackson’s garden

Kem Jackson is well-known as ‘Cayman’s Catboat Man,’ who together with some others formed the Cayman Islands Catboat Club to make sure that the beautiful boats, which are such an important part of Cayman’s historical and cultural heritage,

26 Oct, 2018

Working with nature

What makes a garden special? As soon as you walk into Reverend Bishop Nicholas Sykes’ garden in the Beach Bay area of Lower Valley, you know it’s very different. There is large dip-down in the front, with tall, shade-giving trees in it.

21 Sep, 2018

Buy Local Grow Local: Farmers leading the way

There has never been a more exciting time for backyard farmers who grow their own fresh produce, with farmers across the island leading the way in producing all manner of fantastic produce that’s plucked straight from the ground, to the market and on the dinner table, all in one day.

03 Sep, 2018

Understanding nature’s economy

In nature, nothing goes to waste. There is always some kind of plant or animal which makes a livelihood from the rubbish of others, so that everything goes round in a big cycle.

29 Jun, 2018

Mixing ‘Pretty’ with ‘Practical’

In the old days, men used to go to sea and that meant that the woman of the house had the duty to tend to the family ‘grounds,’ as they were known – usually little plots of land either next to the home, or a short walk away.

14 Jun, 2018

A walk around Mr Godfrey’s garden

“See this tree there? That’s proper name is Eline Eline, and they use that to make Channel perfume,” said Mr. Nils Godfrey, from the front of his garden in the middle of George Town. There are all kinds of trees in Mr. Godfrey’s garden, and he uses them for many different things.

07 Jun, 2018
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