Turnover and Launching Ceremony of the Edible Landscape Demonstration Garden

DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) assistant director-designate for Research Support Services Dr. Anthony B. Obligado, along with Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) director Dr. Rosana P. Mula, and Edible Landscaping (EL) team head and project leader Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, officiated the turnover and launching ceremony of the ATI Edible Landscape Demonstration Garden on 27 May 2022 in Diliman, Quezon City. 

The establishment of the said EL garden is in support to the DA’s Plant Plant Plant Program and is part of the DA-BAR-funded project titled, Edible Landscaping: Magtanim ng Gulay para sa Isang Masaga, Malusog at Makulay na Buhay aimed to build and strengthen capacities of urban communities toward self-sufficiency. 

EL garden promotes the concept of square foot gardening where ornamental plants are substituted with edible crops like okra, ampalaya, and eggplant.  

As part of the event, a seminar convened community leaders and coordinators from Caloocan and Quezon city to promote urban agriculture as an easy and doable household activity in providing healthy and nutritious food for the family.