The Future of Edible Landscaping in the hands of young Filipinos

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Urban gardening is one of the approaches being revitalized and promoted by the Department of Agriculture (DA), in light with the need to ensure food availability and sustainability in the face of the pandemic crisis affecting the country.

 

As the number of households complying with the Plant, Plant, Plant (PPP) Program of the DA continually rises, the Edible Landscaping project of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) gears towards its next initiative— teaching young Filipinos the importance of gardening and growing crops for consumption, as well as the importance of having a healthy lifestyle.

 

Referring to people practicing edible landscaping, the EL adopters were given start-up plant materials under UPLB’s EL program— whose initiatives and undertakings were made possible through the support and partnership of UPLB with the DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) since the year 2010. ###

 

Ann Carmelli Anila, a homegrown food advocate, says that now is the perfect time to introduce and teach his son, Jaeden Anila, the importance of gardening and its benefits to health and well-being.