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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

See the complete 103 page publication here.

Hard copies are available at 150 PhP at the PUVeP Office (plus mailing charges). For more info, please email to


1 Maria Carmela Rubio { 12.14.10 at 9:49 pm }

Hi, I’m Carmela Rubio, the Program Development Officer of the Research & Social Outreach Office. We regret to inform you that the Peri-urban Vegetable Project (PUVeP) has already ended last July 31, 2010. However, you may still purchase the Manual from our office (same price of P150.00 plus mailing charges) at:

Research & Social Outreach
G/F Agriculture Building
Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan
Corrales Avenue,
Cagayan de Oro City 9000

You may address your request to me:

Maria Carmela S. Rubio
Program Development Officer

or to:

Dr. Hilly Ann R. Quiaoit
Vice-President for Research & Social Outreach

Our email address is:
Telefax: +63(8822)723116 local 3206

Thank you!

2 Aniceta Caalim { 10.06.12 at 1:37 am }

Knowing that the project is over, is there still a possibility of having a copy of your manual so I can get one copy?
Thank you.

3 Elmer { 05.06.13 at 2:15 am }

Aniceta Caalim you can download the e copy from this site “”
its free…