FARMER SHIFTS FROM SPECIALTY PRODUCE TO TABLE VEGETABLES

Agriculture|May - June 2020

FARMER SHIFTS FROM SPECIALTY PRODUCE TO TABLE VEGETABLES
CARLOMAGNO AGUILAR, who manages Organic Growth, a farm that specializes in specialty produce, told us that he has shifted to growing table vegetables like squash, okra, tomatoes, eggplant, pechay, kangkong, and alugbati since, for him, these are what the people will need in case of community quarantine continues.
SAHLIE P. LACSON

This is just one of the activities Aguilar is up to right now to sustain food production.

“Due to the lockdown, I can only go to my vegetable garden (450 sq.m.) where I can grow my own vegetables. I’m expecting a shortage of food that is why it’s better that I’m prepared,” Aguilar said. Similarly, in order to teach people to start planting their own food, he makes vlogs and posts them on social media (facebook.com/ organic growth ph/).

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