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Size of grow box



In my earlier post you would have come across a manual entitled  "The Growbox System for Vegetables" a producers manual. from the Ministry of agriculture in Trinidad and Tobago. This manual gives full details from  locating a site for your grow box to maintaining your plants in the grow box. It is a very good manual. This is the manual I used to set up the grow box at my school. The only problem I encountered however was that the manual indicated that although a grow box can be any size, a 'standard sized grow box ' should be 30 feet long by 5 feet wide. However as you can see from these photos the grow boxes were a bit too wide and the students had difficulty reaching to the middle of the grow box.

The grow boxes will therefore be reconstructed to a width of 4 feet to allow students to have easy access to the middle of the box.


Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ)



For those of you who are interested in, or pursuing the CVQ,  the National Training Agency's (NTA) website provides a detailed listing of the various Regional Occupational Standards (ROS) they offer. The package is downloadable and consists of all the units to be completed for the particular CVQ level

'Great for teachers, students and those interested in getting certified'