Pigeon Peas Festival On This Weekend

The 9th Pigeon Peas Festival is about to happen and Chairperson of the Upper Cemetery Street Residents Association, Myrtle Joseph, says it is good to be able to celebrate once again after the Covid-19 Pandemic.

She explains that the Festival, which started in 2015, is part of a larger project geared to sustainability through Agriculture and Tourism.

Ms. Joseph says that there is a strong history of planting pigeon peas in Diego Martin and they are proud to boast, they produce the best. She says highlighting these peas is a revelation about its benefits.

Ms. Joseph says that the cultivation of the peas bridges the gap between the present generation and the ancestors. She notes it is a strong community ritual, which sees residents go to the mountains to plant every year and then reap their harvest.

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