Senator Cynthia Villar has urged urban dwellers to turn open spaces in subdivisions and barangays into vegetable gardens.
Villar on Thursday stated urban gardening was not solely farming for the wants of the neighborhood “because later on, it will also be a source of income for the neighborhood.”
“The benefits to the community are numerous,” stated Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture.
“Not only does urban farming provide a green space in the community it also makes use of kitchen wastes as compost and used water to irrigate the soil,” she stated.
“Urban agriculture, while encouraging healthy eating habits, can also help build harmonious relationship among neighbors. This is a shared project that will benefit the whole community,” she added.