OFW ESTABLISHED A GREENHOUSE IN SWEDEN TO SUSTAIN HER THROUGH LONG WINTERS
Agriculture|January - February 2021
SWEDEN is a country in Europe with numerous coastal islands and inland lakes, along with mountains covered in both ice and snow. Due to the cold temperature brought about by being close to the North Pole, Sweden experiences long, and sometimes harsh, winters.
PATRICIA BIANCA S. TACULAO

Marichu Mallannao, who is originally from Isabela, Philippines, is familiar with the Swedish weather since she works in a home for the aged as a health care worker in the Nordic country.

Two months ago, she decided to build her own greenhouse because the cold makes it difficult to grow plants outside.

“I decided to do it because I was inspired by the people here who have their own greenhouse. Eventually, I thought that if I also have one, I would be able to grow different kinds of vegetables which I can save for winter when going out to the market is hard to do,” she said.

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