Calbayog City, Samar – With so much time on their hands due to the CoVid-19 pandemic, people are staying home and building their own gardens. ATI RTC 8 makes it a point to continue with its extension services so appropriate knowledge and skills are shared to clientele.
Simultaneous with the same seminar conducted in Baybay City, 16 participants joined the Seminar on Organic Vegetable Production in R & R Farm in Calbayog City, Samar on June 5, 2020. This activity aims to create awareness among households on organic gardening for continuous availability of food for the family. R & R farm is one of the learning sites of ATI RTC 8.
Jag Broncano, a data encoder of Christ the King College, said, “This activity has a great impact to us and to our group as we learned a lot about organic farming and urban gardening. All we have learned in this seminar will also be shared to others and can be used it as a new avenue for community work”.
The seminar provided starter kits to the participants so they can readily establish backyard gardens. Each starter kit allows a participant to grow 7 types of vegetables. Mr. Reynaldo Aniban of R & R Farm School and Mr. Michael Malobago of the City Agriculture of Calbayog will monitor the progress of the individual urban garden.
The seminar is one of the reprogrammed activities of ATI RTC 8 in support to the PLANT, PLANT, PLANT program of the Department of Agriculture.