Vitali ‘Bahay Kubo’ project launched PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 October 2015 13:36

by  Claudine Uniana

Mayor Beng Climaco Thursday encouraged Zamboanguenos to engage in backyard gardening to support their family, as she spearheaded together with City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat the launching of the Bahay Kubo project in barangay Vitali.

“Si ustedes ta siembra gulay na casa, ta ayuda ustedes suporta con el familia and you feel empowered,” the mayor told residents.

Known for her advocacy on healthy lifestyle, the city executive urged Zamboanguenos to exercise regularly and to eat healthy food. he Bahay Kubo project, she said, will ensure the family has ample supply of vegetables for their table needs.

According to the city agriculturist, the Bahay Kubo project aims to revive backyard gardening in the city and encourage families to grow their own vegetables for their consumption. Should there be excess harvest, the official added, families may sell them for additional income.

The Office of the City Agriculturist will provide barangays with seedlings and organic fertilizers as well as necessary training to start residents on the project.

Inspired by a folk song of the same title, the Bahay Kubo project is a pilot program under the department’s Sustainable Household Enterprise (SHE) initiative. In the coming months, residents are expected to grow majority, if not all, the vegetables mentioned in the song.

Last Wednesday, Climaco and Palacat had spearheaded the launching of the Bahay Kubo project in Barangay San Roque. — Claudine Uniana