HOMEOWNER TURNS THEIR STORAGE AREA INTO A REFRESHING DINING AND GARDEN SPACE
Agriculture|March - April 2021
A HOME holds a special place in Filipino culture. It’s both an area for personal relaxation as well as for entertaining guests.
VINA MEDENILLA

In Tina Cabrera-Gerona’s residence in Pasay, a cluttered stock area was converted into an open-air dining and garden space where she now creates new memories with her growing family. They planned to maximize their rooftop and make it more alive, so they gradually turned it into a green space. Starting with her father’s yellow palmera and kalachuchi, they gradually brought life and greenery to idle spots on their rooftop.

FROM “PLANT KILLER” TO SUPER GARDENER

Before this, Gerona had already made several attempts to grow plants before, and even considered herself a plant killer, but everything changed when she became a mother. “Ever since I became a mom, the nurturing side of me just grew. And somehow, I was able to extend that to my plants too! This may be another miracle of motherhood. Everything just grew from there,” said Gerona.

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