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Philippines: Taguig, Manila launches newest urban farm on its Charter Day celebration

Taguig Integrated Urban Farm. And watch evening, opening celebrations here.

The city’s agriculture office chief assured their urban gardening program favors organic farming where pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics, and growth hormones are not used on crops.

By Martin Sadongdong
Manila Bulletin
December 9, 2017
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City Agriculture Office officer-in-charge Emelita Solis said the urban farm integrated various kinds of urban farming setups like gardens showcasing vertical farming to wooden rack and pole gardens.

She said the creation of the integrated farm served as one way to engage residents in urban farming practices for food production.

Solis said passersby could take a pause and marvel the view of fruit-bearing lemon, avocado, chico and strawberry trees, among others, which were planted by personnel of the City Agriculture Office.

“There’s a coffee shop inside, and all the products come from the plants and trees being taken care of in the farm,” Solis shared.

“There is also a pond with tilapia and catfish (hito), a greenhouse where lettuce and salad greens are grown, as well as, a bamboo classroom which will be dedicated for Taguig students visiting the area to learn more about urban agriculture,” she added.

Read the complete article here.

And farm website.