Agriculture in Baguio City
Baguio is holding an agri-tourism trade fair at the Igorot Garden from May 12 to 25 as part of its advocacy on urban farming and in celebration of the Urban Farmers and Fisherfolks Month.
I went to see if there are developments in gardening in the city but the fair lacks substance for the public to appreciate.
To be displayed should be the best products of the barangays and support agencies to motivate people to engage and be successful in urban gardening in a limited space.
More nutritious food plants like bush bean, tomato, pechay, spinach, green onions, pepper, corn, strawberry, goose berry, and medicinal plants should be grown in recycled containers and be displayed. These plants could provide nourishment to boost immunity rather than being vaccinated against health problems.
A farmers’ summit will be held on May 28 at Hotel Elizabeth in Baguio. Why not hold it instead at the city’s conference hall? Whatever savings could be used to enhance urban agriculture in the city. — PERCIVAL B. ALIPIT, Baguio City