Philippine Allotment Garden Manual with an introduction to Ecological Sanitation
By Robert J. Holmer, Clarito A. Santos Jr., Glenda Y. Sol,
Stephen O. Lee, Elmer G. Elorde Jr., Arnel A. Aquino,
Yvette B. Guanzon, Donah Marie D. Achas,
Janice A. Caseria, Horacio S. Factura III, Analiza U. Miso,
Rafael A. Oclarit & Angelito A. Montes
Periurban Vegetable Project (PUVeP)
Xavier University College of Agriculture
Philippines, 103 pages
Foreword By Robert J. Holmer
Cagayan de Oro, February 2008
This Philippine Allotment Garden Manual is a product of research and extension activities of the Periurban Vegetable Project (PUVeP) of Xavier University College of Agriculture in cooperation with the city government of Cagayan de Oro, barangay administrations, local communities as well as universities and local government units from Germany and Belgium.
What started in October 1997 as an international research project on urban and periurban vegetable production, has resulted in eight allotment gardens for almost 100 urban poor families of Cagayan de Oro. The success stories and failures experienced along the way are reflected in this booklet, which we decided to come up with to address the numerous requests for information on how to establish an allotment garden in the Philippines.
“Population must increase rapidly, more rapidly than in former times, and ere long the most valuable of all arts will be the art of deriving subsistence from the smallest area of soil. No community whose every member possesses this art can ever be the victim of oppression in any of its forms. Such community will alike be independent of crowned kings, money kings, and land kings.”
Abraham Lincoln, address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 30, 1859
Hard copies are available at 150 PhP at the PUVeP Office (plus mailing charges). For more info, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org