Parañaque receives edible landscaping kits from UPLB – Manila Bulletin

More than 500 edible landscaping kits have been donated by the University of the Philippines – Los Baños (UPLB) to the Parañaque municipal government to help promote food security amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

(Mayor Edwin Olivarez Facebook page / MANILA BULLETIN)

According to the head of the Public Information Office (PIO), Mar Jimenez, a total of 510 kits were donated by the UPLB to the city, which were received in person on Thursday (June 17) by Mayor Edwin Olivarez, who thanked the donation for the donation.

Edible landscaping is known as an agricultural approach that aesthetically combines applied arts and basic landscaping principles with crop production. The aim is to supply households with vegetables themselves.

The starter kit includes a pack of various vegetable seeds, a planting brochure, and pocket garden, container garden, and community garden pattern designs that are suitable for urban communities and help families plant their edible gardens at home.

UPLB Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr., who led the university’s edible landscaping, emphasized last year the project’s long-term goal that “no Filipino should be hungry.”

During this time, Agriculture Secretary William Dar also received 20,000 starter kits that will help families create their own edible gardens at home.

“As the country transitions into the ‘new normal’, it is important that we continue our joint efforts to ensure adequate supplies of affordable and nutritious food and to improve our food logistics and transportation systems,” said Dar.

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