MANILA – The Philippine Army (PA) received agriculture kits from the Department of Agriculture (DA) that will allow it to jumpstart urban gardening efforts at its headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Wednesday.
In a statement late Thursday, Army spokesperson Col. Ramon Zagala said the initiative aims to encourage PA personnel to plant vegetables inside the camp and in their backyards, as a way of producing sustainable and adequate food supply while the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila is still in effect, he added.
“We are thankful to the Department of Agriculture for helping us pursue this project. Finding ways to generate sustainable food resources is always a welcome idea especially in our current situation,” Zagala said.
He added that the PA Personnel Management Command received the starter kits composed of vegetable seeds, garden soil, compost, poly bags, seedling, tray and information, education, and communication materials.
He added the DA’s Crop Research and Production Support Division also visited the camp’s community garden to assess the needs in the area. (ia/PNA)