Philippine Army partners with DA for camp urban gardening

Soldiers from the Philippine Army jumpstart their camp urban gardening program at the Army Headquarters in Ft. Bonifacio, Taguig City. (Photos courtesy of Philippine Army)

PASIG CITY, May 11 (PIA) – In support to the Plant, Plant, Plant Program, the Philippine Army recently partnered with the Department of Agriculture (DA) for its camp urban gardening project. 

The Philippine Army received agricultural kits from the DA to jumpstart the camp urban gardening at the Army Headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Philippine Army spokesperson Col. Ramon P. Zagala thanked the DA for helping them pursue the project.

“Finding ways to generate sustainable food resources is always a welcome idea especially in our current situation,” said Zagala.

The initiative aims to encourage Army personnel to plant vegetables inside the camp and in their homes as a way to make sustainable and adequate food supply, especially while 

enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is still in place in Metro Manila.

The Army Personnel Management Center received the starter kits composed of vegetable seeds, garden soil, compost, poly bags, seedling, tray and IEC (Information, Education and Communication) materials. 

Meanwhile, the Department of Agriculture’s Crop Research and Production Support Division also visited the camp’s community garden to assess the needs in the area.

The Department of Agriculture is intensifying the promotion of urban agriculture as an easy household activity and source of healthy, nutritious and safe food through the distribution of free vegetable seeds and planting materials. (Philippine Army/PIA-NCR)

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