DA-NorMin continues to promote urban gardening through the distribution of veggie seeds to BUKTRAMCO and BNHS.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To ensure food accessibility and sufficiency, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) continues its promotion of urban gardening through its distribution of vegetable seeds to various stakeholders.

On November 16, Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Carmelita T. Bajarla turned over packets of sinigang, squash, cabbage, and garden salad vegetable seeds to the Bukidnon Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative (50 packets) and Bulua National High School (40 packets).

BUKTRAMCO Branch Chairperson Melvin L. Erederos said, that the intervention may provide additional income to the members of their cooperative.

On the other hand, BNHS Gulayan sa Paaralan Coordinator Grace M. Maghuyop shared, “Our goal is to cultivate the importance of gardening and push for a healthier lifestyle.”

Recently, DA-10 represented by Senior Agriculturist Wilson V. Lagdamin also turned over 200 packets of 5-in-1 Pinakbet vegetable seeds to the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office – Field Service Extension Office X.

“We have a proposed two-hectare lot in Opol, Misamis Oriental for which our veterans can plant these seeds to serve as their farm-based vegetable pantry. The remaining seeds will then be divided so that they can grow vegetables in their own backyards,” PVAO FSEO Head Luisa P. Revecho said. # (AMBManto)