Tunga women go organic

Tunga women go organic

Once there is always nutritious food on the table, the problem of households with malnourished children can be addressed. On this premise, the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center 8 conducted the From the Garden to the Kitchen: Learning Organic Gardening for members of the Astorga ladies Farmers Association and Sto. Nino Women Association of Tunga, Leyte.
 
The training created awareness on household establishment of organic gardening for continuous availability of food for the family.  Participants were taught of the importance & benefits of growing organic vegetables, application of container gardening with the starter kit given to them and preparation of action or farm plan for implementation.
 
Topics discussed were: Urban Gardening Technology, Power of Diversity, Soil: Basis of Organic Farming, Practical Nutrient Determination, Preparation of Bio-Organic Inputs, Organic Vegetable Production and Garden Planning.  Resource Persons were Mr. Manuel B. Ogsimer, an Organic Advocate and former OA Focal Person and Ms. Graciel V. Gacutan, OA focal Person of ATI RTC 8.
 
Participants were very grateful that such training was conducted in their barangay.  To them, the activity was very helpful in alleviating their quality of life with the possibility of a continuous and ample supply of healthy and nutritious vegetables and combatting malnutrition in their barangay.   They promised that they will do their part in employing what they have learned from the training.  This project will be implemented with their respective families.  Projects by the participants on organic gardening will be monitored and evaluated by the Agricultural Technologist assigned in the barangay.  Reports will be submitted to the OA Focal Person of the ATI-RTC 8 for further actions.
 
Thirty-five (35) women attended the training From the Garden to the Kitchen: Learning Organic Gardening held on March28-30, 2017 at Brgy. Astorga, Tunga, Leyte. (with reports from Ermalinda B. Cayago)