Leon SK official urges youth: Engage in backyard gardening

first_imgSome teenagers from a village in Leon, Iloilo participate in “Gulayan sa Bakuran” project in this undated photo. The Sangguniang Kabataan chairperson of Barangay Buga in the town launched the project which aims to help address concerns on the sustainability of food supply in their respective communities. JOHN MATTHEW CADIAO CAUNTICRMT FB PAGE Cauntic and the other SK members of the village sought assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 6 in order to launch the project. ILOILO City – To help address concerns on the sustainability of food supply in their respective communities,  an official of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) in the municipality of Leon encouraged the youth to engage in backyard gardening. Urban gardening and “Gulayan sa Barangay” are priority activities of the DA-6’s Plant Plant Plant Program.” (With a report from PIA/PN) DA-6 recently turned over 70 packs of assorted vegetable seeds and gardening materials such as plastic drums, water sprinklers and hoes to intensify “Gulayan sa Barangay.” “We have to understand the importance of planting and producing crops as a source of food in the community,” he said.Through this project, according to Cauntic, the young people in the villages can help sustain food availability for the residents’ daily consumption, especially during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.  John Matthew Cauntic, SK chairperson of Barangay Buga said they spearheaded “Gulayan sa Bakuran” project to enable the youth to develop their skills in growing crops and improving their resourcefulness by utilizing recyclable and reusable gardening materials.last_img

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