A 5,000-hectare organic garden in Barangay Old Sagay in Sagay City, Negros Occidental is helping sustain the community, Mayor Alfredo Marañon III said yesterday.
The mayor, who visited the iHome Sustainable Organic Vegetable Garden Saturday, said it is a multi-sectoral project that aims to help communities grow, sell, and consume organic food.
“This is a model of sustainability for communities. This is one way of promoting food security, especially during this pandemic,” he said.
He added they plan to expand the program to other barangays to ensure that farmers and their families can diversify crops.
Katherine Apurado of the City Veterinary Office serves as trainer of the organic garden, and said the project started in January this year.
It now has 62 beneficiaries, who grow the vegetables themselves, she said, adding they can sell and consume the produce.*
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