PERMACULTURIST SHARES SPACE-SAVING TIPS FOR A SMALL GARDEN
Agriculture|November - December 2020
SMALL SPACE GARDENING
VINA MEDENILLA

THEY SAY EVERYTHING STARTS AT HOME, and so does one’s love for gardening. One thing that many newbie gardeners think of at first is a land where they can sow their seeds. Not everyone has sufficient garden space, but this shouldn’t be a hindrance as there are many techniques to grow plants in even tiny areas.

Michael Resurreccion, a permaculturist in Cavite, started gardening using a box and containers. Wanting to maximize a vacant lot beside their home, he decided to build an edible garden.

He and his wife are passionate about taking care of plants and native trees. His wife, being a Philippine native trees conservationist and a certified mangrove conservationist from the Zoological Society of London, loves planting and advocating for the environment so they used their resources to start applying what they know in their own garden.

“My garden measures 40x60 square meters only. It is enough for both of us. Actually, I and my wife maintain it so it is a labor of love,” Resurreccion said. Both are not full-time gardeners but they make sure that they have time for gardening because, for them, gardening serves as their hobby and therapy for stress.

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