CARLO SUMAOANG of Novatech has come up with a new idea that will entice the young (and the not-so-young) to go into growing vegetables right in their homes. At the Urban Agriculture trade show organized by Agriculture Magazine on May 1-3 at the Rockwell Tent, his starter kits caught the attention of no less than Sen. Cynthia Villar who is an avid advocate of urban gardening. She is also the chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food. And she has her own organic farm in Las Piñas City.
The starter kit is a box containing mostly vegetable seeds like tomato, hot pepper, lettuce, basil, sunflower and others. Aside from the seeds, included in the kit are a coco husk pot, starting media of coco peat and Durabloom organic fertilizer and instruction manual from preparation, seed sowing up to harvest. At the back of the instruction is a recipe using the harvest.
At the trade show, we saw Sister Ping Ocariza of the Daughters of St. Paul in Pasay City buying some kits for their own garden.The kits are particularly appropriate for students who are on vacation so they can do their own gardening. Carlo Sumaoang can be contacted at Novatech at 0917-544-1107 or (02) 371-9581.