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Contrasting urban gardening and El Nino

The effects of the El Nino phenomenon, which is anticipated to climax in the final quarter of this year, can be lessened by urban gardening.

Urban gardening typically uses repurposed containers, pots, roof decks, and smaller areas that don’t require significant volumes of water because of space limitations, unlike larger farms where it is difficult to support their water needs.

According to Jonifer Frades, regional coordinator for the National Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Program (NUPAP) and the High-Value Crops Development Program, they may use domestic water waste for their crops, including those in the laundry that has been proven to be helpful against pests.

With that level of vegetable production, he claimed in an interview on Tuesday, “El Nino’s effects can be lessened.”

According to Frades, NUPAP has advocated for urban gardening to ensure a steady supply of veggies.

According to Frades, the initiative developed due to the health epidemic, which made it difficult to transport vegetables from rural to urban regions due to transportation constraints.

“The aim is to produce leafy vegetables that can be planted in smaller spaces for home consumption, not necessarily for commercial purposes,” he continued.

The Department of Agriculture offers interested farmers and households seeds, organic fertilizers, and training through its local government body.

They offer hydroponic greenhouses that can plant vegetables even without soil for groups or associations.

“With the assistance of our local government units, our procurement is ongoing, and we can already provide seeds and fertilizers perhaps this upcoming June and July,” he continued.

A community garden at the Nabitasan Elementary School in Iloilo City designated “Gulayan sa Nabitasan” one of the top national contenders for the Best Urban Farm 2023 Award.

As part of the celebration of Farmers’ and Fisherfolks Month, Frades claimed that the community garden had already undergone validation and that the results would be made public at some point this month.

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