IN DAVAO CITY: Farm & Garden Trade Fair, August 1 – September 2, 2018

A month-long Farm & Garden Agri Trade Fair is ongoing in Davao City as one of the features of the Kadayawan celebration held every August. The trade fair is under the auspices of the Mindanao Garden Club headed by Vivencio “Ven” Gallego.

The event features exhibits of orchids, ornamental plants, fruit trees in container and other horticultural products. In the commercial stalls, visitors can buy fresh fruits, fruit-bearing trees, furniture, fiberglass fixtures and accessories, orchids and ornamentals.

 

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Orchids galore at the Farm & Garden Agri Trade Show in Davao City from August 1 – September 2, 2018.

Competitions in landscape exhibits, ornamentals and orchids, fruit trees in container, and furniture have been lined up. In the furniture competition the focus is on Gazebo. For the second time, the competition in fruit trees will be held. Last year, the first prize in fruit trees was the variegated tiessa with the variegated chico as second placer.

The holding of garden shows and trade fairs is one way of promoting the horticulture industry that includes orchids, ornamentals, bonsai, fruit trees and vegetables. Competition in vegetables has not been included so far.

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Lemons in container.

Fruit lovers should rejoice and visit the Farm & Garden Agri Trade Fair in Dacao City because the good news is that there is plenty of durian, marang, mangosteen, pomelo, lanzones and other varieties in Mindanao today. The trade fair which started on August 1 and will run through September 2 is being held at the SM City Ground Ecoland, Matina, Davao City.

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VIVENCIO GALLEGO, president of Mindanao Garden Club, organizer of the trade show.

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