Those persons who have applied for assistance from the Urban Development Commission (UDC) can now participate in that organisation???s 2016 Garden Beautification Competition.

The competition, which has as its theme: Greening, Growing for all Generations, will run until Friday, November 18. Clients may collect their registration forms from the UDC???s office at Bridge Street Mall, Bridgetown, or download one from the UDC’s website.

A number of companies have partnered with the Commission to provide prizes, discounted rates and vegetation to the competitors.

The National Conservation Commission will provide a 20 per cent discount on plants to all registered competition participants, while the Ministry of Agriculture will assist in the distribution of needed soil and vegetation.

The winner of the competition will receive a water tank installation and irrigation system, which will be installed by students of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.

The second prize winner will be given two gardening vouchers from Carter???s General Stores and H & B Hardware, while the third prize winner will be awarded a garden hamper sponsored by EZ Pave.

Over the next seven months, a number of public workshops will be held to educate applicants on accurate gardening techniques, especially within this drought season. In addition, the UDC will assist three primary schools with their gardening efforts throughout the year.

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