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Philippines: Davao City agri to refurbish rooftop garden

DAVAO. In a bid to make it into an ideal agri-tourism destination, the City Agriculture’s Office is set to refurbish the rooftop garden at the City Hall Annex Building along Pichon St. (SunStar file photo)

“We cannot just tell everybody to have an organic urban garden at home when we don’t have it here. That’s why we have this model garden to show them that it’s doable even with limited space,” he added.

By Jennie P. Arado
SunStar
Apr 13, 2018

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The 250-square meter (sqm) roof deck garden, located on the roof deck of the City Agriculture’s Office building along Pichon St., was first launched December of 2016. During the launching, invited guests saw the different organic vegetables, herbs, and spices grown in the garden.

During an interview with CAO head Leo Brian Leuterio, they target the refurbished rooftop garden to look like a homestead. Within the 250-sqm total area of the rooftop garden, they are going to allot a 50-sqm space intended for a specialized homestead, which Leuterio said will hopefully create the impression to the visitors that urban gardening is doable and that space is not a limitation to do gardening.

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April 21, 2018   Comments Off on Philippines: Davao City agri to refurbish rooftop garden

Preparing a community garden to honor local families affected by opioid crisis

The garden will be located on Evergreen Street, Rochester. (WHAM Photo)

Families who have lost someone to drugs will have the opportunity to get a plot of the garden, as a way to memorialize their loved one.

WHAM
April 14, 2018

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Rochester, N.Y. – On Saturday, many volunteers began creating a community garden on an empty plot of land, that was once a haven for drug users, until the City of Rochester chose to bulldoze the abandoned house.

Volunteers were cleaning up the site on Evergreen Street in preparation for that garden, which is meant to honor those who have died from drug overdoses and give hope to those struggling.

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April 21, 2018   Comments Off on Preparing a community garden to honor local families affected by opioid crisis