PASIG CITY, July 6 (PIA) - The 7th Civil Relations Group, Civil Relations Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (7CRG, CRSAFP) recently launched the 'Raise to One Million Gardens in NCR.'
AFP's Deputy Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Antonio Ramon A. Lim also officiated the oath taking of the set of officers for the Pilot Community Garden at Pook Arboretum, Barangay UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City.
According to Major Celeste Frank L. Sayson PA, Commander of the 7CRG, the "Raise to One Million Gardens in NCR" is also an integral part of the "Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko" campaign of CRSAFP promotes and supports food production in Metro Manila especially those affected by the community quarantine.
He added that aside from easing the people's boredom, the AFP teaches the people to be more productive and profitable through urban farming.
"We believe that raising gardens to one million in the National Capital Region is possible following the principle of multi-level marketing. It is essential for people to witness the yielding of vegetables and fruits in the respective partner gardens as well as the community and home gardens in the urban settings," Sayson said.
According to the AFP, the project aims to target around 3.5 million beneficiaries here in Metro Manila who are expected to have vegetable foods in their homes in the next 12 months.
The participants to the "Raise to One Million Gardens in NCR" are likewise being encouraged to plant more vegetables, fruit bearing plants and herbal or medicinal plants.
The project is supported by the Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Plant Industry. (CRS/AFP/PIA-NCR)