- Bohol has launched the “Grow My Own Food” project – a backyard gardening contest to promote clean and green environment
- This is to encourage people to engage in organic farming which will best benefit their health and finances
- The contest joined by 50 qualified participants will run from May 26 to July 25, 2020
Gardening is becoming in demand especially during the lockdown wherein the majority were urged to stay home, while others lost their jobs. In order to sustain daily living, it is a wise decision to be one with nature by planting crops which will benefit both the environment and the people.
It was on March 27, 2020 when the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the Department of Agriculture’s supplemental budget to fund the Plant, Plant, Plant Program as main response to ensuring food sufficiency during the lockdown.
Just a few days ago, Bohol launched the “Grow My Own Food” project backyard gardening contest which aims to promote clean and green environment, and to encourage people to be engaged in organic farming which will best benefit their health and finances.
Henry Cantoveros, a displaced worker in Bohol, is one of those who joined the project for he also believes that this will be beneficial both to the people and the environment.
“I joined Grow My Own Food (GMOF) project to promote clean & green at this time of pandemic, we know that most vegetables today are commercially produced. I want to help promote clean and green, and produce organic vegetables in my backyard while on community quarantine,” said Cantoveros.
The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) distibuted the starter kit to the fifty qualified participants of the GMOF project. The assorted seeds are sponsored by the Agricultural Training Institute- VII through its Plant, Plant, Plant Program.
The contest will run from May 26 to July 25, 2020. The amount of five (5) thousand pesos will be given to the first place, while 4k and 3k will be given to the second and third place. All these will also be given with seeds, farm inputs, and farm business advisory services.