Agri-Kapihan At AANI Urban Farm

Raymond Rubia in front of
Agri-Kapihan attendees.

More than a hundred farming enthusiasts attended the first session of the Agri-Kapihan in its new venue – the AANI Urban Farm in Antipolo City – last Sunday, November 11,2012.

The venue is inside Kingsville Court subdivision with entrance along Sumulong Highway, in front of the Shell gas station. It is about a kilometer from the Marcos Highway-Sumulong junction.

Raymond Rubia, who specializes in organic farming, was the resource speaker. He discussed techniques in organic farming and gardening. He talked about the characteristics of beneficial insects as well as the harmful ones. He talked of beneficial microorganisms, vermiculture, vermi tea, orientation of plant rows, and many more.

The attendees also observed the organic farming practices being undertaken at the AANI Urban Farm where leafy greens are grown under plastic roof as well as in the open.

The Agri-Kapihan is now being supported by the Department of Agriculture. It is held every 2nd Sunday of the month at the AANI Urban Farm and every last Saturday of the month at the Agribusiness ย Development the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City. It is open free to the public.

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