Castries, Saint Lucia
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Approximately 3 Hours
Journey into the countryside of St Lucia for a hands-on experience of a day in the life of a banana farmer.
Seeing is believing, touching is accepting, and tasting is proving on this fantastic introduction to all the facets of growing and harvesting the world's favorite fruit. Interact with a local banana farmer to hear about the impacts of natural disasters on the crop, the many tasks to be completed, and how he makes a living for his family. Government assistance creates windbreaks, protected watershed areas, wildlife reserves and soil stabilization. This is a unique and fascinating journey from tree to tasty treat. Diverse approaches, traditional methods, and emerging technology are all part of the story.
You will never view this ubiquitous fruit in quite the same light again.
Guests have the option to plant their own banana tree if they wish for a small additional fee. The proceeds of the sale of the banana trees go to help fund conservation measures on the island. Shade is limited; to avoid sunburn, wear light, long clothing suitable for use as a cover-up. Bring a hat and sunglasses; wear biodegradable sunscreen. Bring bottled water.