Erphaan Alves has started a Grow It Yourself (GIY) challenge, with support from Trinidad & Tobago’s Ministry of Sport and Community Development and the Ministry of Agriculture, Land, and Fisheries. The aim is to encourage people to plant more and spend less.
The GIY challenge runs from 19 April to 5 July 2021 and if you’re in T&T you can register at MSCD. It’s worth visiting the website – there are some cool ideas there.
With over TT$300,000 worth of prizes to be won, Erphaan took to social media to invite participants to register. He wrote: “You too can learn the use of small spaces to plant a kitchen garden. Don’t forget to register for the GIY challenge. More importantly, make sure you follow all the rules! Remember over 300K in prizes to be won.”
The songwriter said the GIY challenge will help people understand how to recycle and reduce solid waste through composting. ‘Growing your own’ and eating more fruit and vegetables also helps reduce the risk of people developing non-communicable diseases such as diabetes.
But you don’t have to be a Trinbagonian to benefit from Erphaan’s good advice. Growing your own is a great idea for everyone, especially when we’re restricted by lockdowns and curfews. So why not tell Soca News what you’ve planted this year? And if you haven’t started, you need to get those crops in the ground ‑ we hear they grow stronger if you play them soca!