Hermosa Lions Club agri-educational farm workshop PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 15:37

There is no better way to educate the youth than to train them through actual learning experience and offer volunteer opportunities that benefit the environment.
The Zamboanga Hermosa Lions Club held an Agriculture-Educational Farm Visit and Workshop at the Miravite Fruit Farm located at Boalan, this city on August 14, 2011. Participants were the Student Ambassadors for the Japan-East Asia Network for Exchange Students (JENESYS) batch 2011 and college students from the Ateneo de Zamboanga University.

PDG Engr. Benito Ong stressed that this activity is part of the Lions Youth Development in providing essential life skills that support character development, social learning, civic values and service learning.

During the workshop, students learn through Hands-On Teaching in grafting seedlings, Site Preparation, Soil Fertilization, Various Approaches on the Different Environmental Condition and Proper Planting of fruit trees particularly the Bangkok lanzones seedlings, Longkong Variety.

Col. Rex Miravite (Ret) demonstrated his technical expertise in an actual setting and was followed by the students who became farmers for a day. One of the lecturers is a prominent businessman, Mr. Ric Marmoleno  who also shared his innovative farm approaches and technologies and presented his Dragon Fruit that inspired the participants with its delicate taste and nutritious value. Col. Rex Miravite and Mr. Ric Marmoleno are both fruit growers in Zamboanga City and environmental advocates who encourage everyone to be involved in “greening” the community.

Hermosa Lions Club President Percival Miravite led the Lions Green Team together with PDG Engr. Benito Ong, Lion Dr. Rolando Felisilda, Lion Gordon Go, Lion Gabriel Go, Lion Antonio Yeo, Lion Lerry Ferrer and Lion Manuel Luy.

Club Prexy Percival Miravite said that the Lions Clubs International is engaged in  “I Planted A Tree” Project and there is no better way to educate the youth than to train them through actual learning experience and offer volunteer opportunities that benefit the environment.