DA-NorMin harvests pechay from urban gardening project
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 2 (PIA)–To promote its advocacy on urban gardening amid the health crisis, the Department of Agriculture–Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) 10 recently harvested five kilos of pechay from its urban gardening project at the DA-10 office compound.
Spearheaded by its High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP), the pechay was planted on the first day of June and was harvested after 29 days.
It can also be recalled that the agency has also harvested ampalaya, cucumber, red and green lettuce earlier this month.
Other crops planted at the agency compound include ampalaya, upo, watermelon and lettuce – of which were planted using recycled materials.
Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado urged the public to adopt urban gardening as they can be assured of its safety as well as food security despite the ongoing pandemic.
He further encouraged the public to avail of the agency’s free vegetable seeds at the agency’s Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS) Laban sa COVID-19 desk.
As of June 29, the agency has distributed a total of 20,748 packets (802.212 kgs) of assorted vegetable seeds. (DA10/PIA10)