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.
The discussion was led by Jomar Tabor, Agriculturist of ATI’s Partnerships and Accreditation Division. He also gave some updates on ATI’s urban agriculture initiatives, under the Department of Agriculture’s Plant, Plant, Plant program, which aims to address the threat on food security during global health crisis.
The participants received urban agriculture starter kits to start a simple garden in their respective homes or offices. The webinar was conducted last March 4, 2021 and was participated by 563 women staff of the commission.