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BEDC seeks ideas for use of agricultural land

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation is seeking proposals for agricultural land use (Image from www.bedc.bm)

Proposals are being sought for the development of an acre of agricultural land in Hamilton Parish.

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation put out a Request for Interest for a co-operative or collaborative located on Government-owned Walsingham agricultural land.

A BEDC spokesman said: “The site consists of a derelict cottage and approximately one acre of agricultural land currently overgrown and in disuse. The BEDC is interested in reviewing submissions from individuals and organisations interested in coops and bringing agricultural land back into production in creative and practical ways.

“The BEDC is seeking a partner [or partners] to establish one or more coops housed on the one-acre plot of agricultural land at Walsingham. Ideas for this coop should focus on the needs of the community.”

BEDC’s ideas for the site include:

The creation of a destination hotspot with agriculture, food, entertainment and community

• A purpose-built facility to house a commercial kitchen, bar and bathrooms

• Design of farm-to-table amenities with a farm store to sell produce grown on site

• Agriculture business incubation models for youth and seniors

• Agriculture technology-focused building project with community linkages

The RFI includes the full scope and opportunities relating to the project. Once the preferred candidates are selected, BEDC will provide intensive co-operative training and business planning assistance, and will help to clear the land.

Anyone interested can arrange a supervised site visit by e-mailing both wspriggs@bedc.bm and jstarling@bedc.bm

The complete Request for Interest package is available online at www.bedc.bm.

The form can be submitted electronically here.

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Published December 09, 2022 at 7:43 am (Updated December 09, 2022 at 7:43 am)

BEDC seeks ideas for use of agricultural land

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