Urban gardening

ATI, COA Conduct Backyard Gardening Webinar for Women Staff

DILIMAN, Quezon City — In line with the celebration of National Women’s Month, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) took part in a webinar on “Women in Backyard Gardening and Farming” facilitated by the Commission on Audit (COA) .

The webinar highlighted different gardening strategies and vegetable production practices. Specifically, container gardening, vertical gardening, edible landscaping, square-foot farming, hydroponics, preparation of soil mixture, organic pesticides, as well as organic concoctions and kitchen waste composting.

AgriTalk 2020 Goes Online

DILIMAN, Quezon City—A new series of free webinars is made available for urban farmers and agri enthusiasts as the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Central Office, in collaboration with Agriculture Magazine, launches this year’s AgriTalk online.

The program, hosted by Agri Magazine’s editor-in-chief Yvette Tan, will offer discussions and actual demonstration on urban gardening, product processing, and agripreneurship.

Cooperators from selected ATI Learning Sites for Agriculture from Central Luzon and CaLaBarZon will serve as resource speakers during the program.

Urban Farming: Sowing Seeds of Hope amidst Pandemic

Actress and host Angel Locsin learns urban gardening from Rev. Fr. Eduardo Vasquez, Jr.

CALOOCAN CITY, Metro Manila – A few months back, there was a looming fear of food insecurity as the spread of novel coronavirus disease posed threats to the country’s food supply chain. Inflation of food prices and volatility of income imply an increasing number of families who have to slash food quantity and quality in their consumption. As such, the Department of Agriculture (DA) intensified its call for communities and households to start their own vegetable garden to ensure available and nutritious food for all, particularly for city dwellers.

UP Jeepney Drivers’ Association Gears Up for Urban Gardening

DILIMAN, Quezon City— Members of the UP Jeepney Drivers’ Association in Quezon City are now ready to shift gears and start a new venture to support their livelihood amid the pandemic.

This is after receiving free urban agriculture starter kits from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) under the “Plant, Plant, Plant” Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

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ATI Today

Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.  

 

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