Harvest Festivals in Baguio, Pangasinan And Zamboanga

In Baguio, old truck tires are filled with planting media and then planted with leafy veggies and flowering plants.
Batch 131 of Baguio City planted these salad veggies.
From North to South, SM Foundation is teaching vegetable farmers the techniques of growing their own crops sans the use of pesticides, the use of organic fertilizers, proper seed selection and drip irrigation. Through th Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers’ Training Program, farmer participants are maximizing the yield of their farmlots not only for their daily consumption but also for commercial purposes. Some of them are joining forces to form their own cooperatives so that they can compete with the big players who are supplying farm produce to the supermarkets.

Recently, Batch 131 of KSK Urban Farmers’ Training Program in Baguio City held their harvest festival and graduation ceremony. A total of 59 participants from the Manuel Quezon Elementary School and Happy Hallow National High School finished the season-long training in partnership with Harbest Agribusiness, SM Baguio, SM Suermarket Baguio anD DSWD, CAR SLP and 4Ps.

Zamboanga City’s harvest.
Harvests in Pangasinan.
A harvest festival in Brgy. Aliwekwek, Lingayen, P:angasinan was also held early this month (May 2017) as Batch 127 Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan of SM Foundation completed their training. Among the crops harvested were eggplant, gurd, sweet flavor cantaloupe, brilliant garden honeydew and Diana variety of golden watermelon.

Zamboanga City participants and their harvests.

Going South, 101 participants in the KSK training program held their harvest festival in Zamboanga City. The training was held in partnership with Harbest Agribusiness, Go Negosyo, DSWD, DA and the local government unit of Zamboanga City.

The urban garden in Baguio City.
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