A Salad Crops & Flower Festival will be held at the Benguet State University (BSU) in La Trinidad on Monday, February 20, 2017. The event is a collaboration of BSU and Allied Botanical Corporation as one of the series of highlights of the Centennial Celebration of BSU which started in September 2016.
Among the features of the Salad Crops & Flower Festival is a competition among students in making their own salads using the vegetables grown at the demo and research farm of Allied Botanical inside the BSU campus. The demo farm is where Allied conducts field trials of its varieties of highland vegetables which are mostly salad crops of various colors.
The other highlight of the Salad Festival is a field tour whereby the visitors will observe the different vegetables under trial there. Among the salad crops that Allied has planted in its demo farm are 25 varieties of lettuce, baby spinach, celery, beets, teleriac (like celery), radish, cherry tomato, cucumber, sweet peas, radish and sweet pepper.
Dr. Feliciano Calora Jr., BSU president, will welcome the guests. Among the government officials who have been invited to attend are Benguet Gov.Cresendo C. Pacalso and Mayor Romeo K. Salda of La Trinidad.