URBAN AGRI EXPO: Feb. 27-28. 2016. Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City

URBAN AGRI EXPO: Feb. 27-28. 2016. Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City
URBAN AGRI EXPO: Feb. 27-28. 2016. Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City
This is East-West Seeds showcase of creating Flower Tower. It will be discussed by Melanie Cruz of East-West Seed in her talk at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27.

The second Urban Agriculture Expo will be held on Feb. 27-28, 2016 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Trinoma Activity Center (ground floor) at the Trinoma, Quezon City. This is under the auspices of Agriculture Magazine of Manila Bulletin. The event is open from 10 a.m.10 p.m.

Exhibitors will showcasing their various products and services that are essential in undertaking urban farming and gardening. These include seeds, potting media, growing containers, fertilizers, grafted fruit trees, wellness products and many more.

URBAN AGRI EXPO: Feb. 27-28. 2016. Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City
This is a Mini Makopa grown in a container which will be discussed by Zac B. Sarian in his talk at 2 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2016.

There will be lectures and demos. On the first day, 11:30 a.m., Christopher Carangian will conduct a cooking demonstration using Stevia as sweetener.

URBAN AGRI EXPO: Feb. 27-28. 2016. Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City
In the urban area, you don’t have to dig the soil for planting. Enclose an area with hollow blocks and fill it up with garden soil where you will plant your favorite vegetables.

In the afternoon, Zac B. Sarian will give a lecture on growing fruit trees in containers. There are many fruit trees that are suitable for growing in containers such as many different kinds of citrus, pummelo, Abiu, chico, balimbing, guava, mango and more.

Melanie Cruz of East-West Seed will talk on sack gardening and flower tower making. East-West Seed is distributing lots of vegetable seeds, flowering plants and other high-value crops. A Los BaƱos graduate, Melanie heads the Ornamental Business Development Section of East-West Seeds, in charge of marketing flower seeds.

URBAN AGRI EXPO: Feb. 27-28. 2016. Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City
This is something you can copy for your own urban garden.

On the second day (Sunday), Ken Okuya, business development manager of Orich International Traders, will talk on the opportunities in the Juice Bar Business.

URBAN AGRI EXPO: Feb. 27-28. 2016. Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City
Another container planting you can copy, combining leafy veggies and flowering plants.

Another speaker will be Kenneth Caoile de Gracia of Costales Nature Farms. He will talk on value-adding organic products for expanding the market.

The Urban Agriculture Expo is open free to the public.

URBAN AGRI EXPO: Feb. 27-28. 2016. Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City
Leslie de Leon and East-West’s flowering plants at the first Urban Agriculture Expo in May 2015.
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