Jardin na Comunidad winners bared PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 February 2012 13:34

The Ayudahan Homeowners’ Association of Tumaga and Lunzuran Residential Project Phase I were adjudged grand winners of the gardening competition dubbed “Jardin na Comunidad”, a city-government-initiated search intended to ultimately promote food sufficiency.

The grand winners—Ayudahan Homeowners Association for District I and Lunzuran Residential Project Phase I for District II were awarded with P300,000 worth of infrastructure projects as grand prize. The two associations bested 40 other participating communities, competing for the best and well-maintained community and container garden of vegetables.

Officers and members of the two associations received their prizes from Mayor Celso Lobregat and Councilors Rey Candido, Percival Ramos, Nonong Guingona and Rudy Lim and City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat during awarding rites held at the City Hall Conference room yesterday afternoon. 

The project is a replica of the successful Jardin na Escuela and Jardin na Barangay programs, which have been implemented for a number of years now.

Councilor Ramos, as Chairman on the Committee of Urban Poor, NGOs and People’s Organization, partnered with Councilor Reynerio Candido-the initiator of the 2 jardin projects- to initiate the Jardin na Comunidad.

Thru the coordination of the City’s Housing and Land Management Division, City Agriculturist Office and Zamboanga City Homeowners and People’s Organization Federation, Incorporated, the project awarded its first winners for said project.

It was learned that the prizes will be coming from the Community Development Fund of Councilors Ramos and Candido to construct a multi-purpose business center in the winning communities.

Aside from the gardening project the City is also conducting annually a competition among urban poor associations, homeowners’ associations and resettlement areas on solid waste management and segregation.

Mayor Celso Lobregat encouraged the participating homeowners association to continue to practice what they have learned even if there is no more competition, citing among others that having a garden at home will not only provide fresh and healthy sources of vegetables but will also provide means of extra income. — Richard Aliangan