The SM Foundation conducted an urban gardening training which allows participants to cultivate vegetables in a limited space at home and utilizing plastic containers as pots.
Urban gardening was already introduced in various places in the Philippines.
People in the city are being taught on the latest techniques in producing naturally-grown vegetables amid the small spaces available at home.
Moreover, the Urban Gardening Training started in 2015 and aims to give additional livelihood for households living in the urban areas and also addressing the ongoing concerns of food security.
The said program has been conducted in Antipolo, Las Pinas, Mandaluyong, Muntinlupa,Taguig, Pasig and Quezon City among others.
Respectively, the Department of Agriculture, DSWD, Macondray, and the concerned local government units were the program partners of SM Foundation.
“For 12 weeks, the trainees diligently attend to their plants in a demo farm and upon completion of the training, they replicate what they learn in their own backyards,” report from Philstar added.
Based on the report of SM Foundation, “more than 220 farmer-trainees of the SM Foundation’s Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmers’ Training Program – Batch 216 recently capped off the twelve-week training program with a bountiful harvest festival and a graduation”.