Constructed in 2004 with a grant of J$1.7 million from the G. Raymond Chang Foundation, the JBI Plant Nursery has been described as one of the JBI’s best kept secrets. The facility is strategically located on the JBI compound in Hope Gardens and has the capacity to produce an average of 1.2 million seedlings annually.
The Nursery specializes in the production of high quality vegetable and herb seedlings and an assortment of fruit tree plants. These include Scotch Bonnet Pepper, West Indies Red Pepper, Sweet Pepper, Tomato, Pak Choi, Lettuce, Cabbage, Callaloo, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Onion, Escallion, Thyme, Parsley, Basil, Celery, Oregano, Fennel, June Plum, Mango and Pear.
The JBI Nursery Staff
The Nursery was established as a development project to provide support to BCDP funded agricultural projects. Since commencing operations in 2005 it has produced seedlings for many BCDP projects. A few of these include the Walkerswood Agricultural Project, Essex Valley Agricultural Project, South Manchester Crop Production Project, Manchester Plateau Community Council Greenhouse Production Project and the BCDP School Garden Project. Since 2016 the Nursery has been providing seedlings for the JSIF/JBI Water Harvesting and Greenhouse Cluster Project.