“Even if we are a highly urbanized city, we have lots of farmers in outskirt barangays which was the reason we came up with an ordinance on urban gardening that is the basis for the contest.” By Zaldy Commanda Manila Bulletin Excerpt: Yangot explained that the Urban Gardening Project, which is also popularly known as backyard farming was designated to help in the promotion and strengthening of the city’s environmental and solid waste management programs. He said, the main objective of the program is to establish urban gardens or backyard farms in the city that will promote organic food production especially among the marginalized sector to achieve a degree of food security and diversity. This will also to empower the city residents to produce food for themselves aside from handling biodegradable wastes. Various activities such as agri-tourism fair, the judging of the Best Urban Garden and Edible Backyard Farm which are all part of the celebration of Urban Farmer’s month. On its first year, a total of 43 entries from the different barangays joined. The winners received attractive prizes. In its aim to start the promotion of the city’s agri-tourism industry, the first Strawberry Farm at this Summer Capital […]

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