Baguio City residents are receiving vegetable seeds and seedlings for them to set up a home urban garden while under the community quarantine to stop the spread of COVID19.
The Department of Agriculture distributed free vegetable seeds and seedlings as well as other gardening materials in line with its nationwide urban agriculture and gardening program which aims to attain food security and to help provide supplement in people’s food and nutritional needs while under lockdown.
Baguio City Veterinarian Dr. Brigit Piok said that the distributed seeds and seedlings such as spinach, green shinkang pechay, lettuce, cucumber, beans, bell pepper, okra, and kangkong can provide nutritious food and can be a livelihood option for the residents who were affected by the Luzon-wide ECQ.
In addition, the Bureau of Plant Industry-Baguio National Crop Research, Development and Production Support Center gave away packets of varied vegetable seeds accompanied with starter bags of Urea and Bioganic fertilizer.
The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office-Cordillera Administrative Region (DA-RFO-CAR) and the Baguio City Veterinary and Agriculture Office (BCVAO) are continuously distributing repacked vegetable seeds to barangay residents who are interested in urban gardening.