February 25, 2024

City officials urged the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) members to disseminate and implement information on hydroponics in their respective communities to help in achieving food security and environmental preservation and protection among the residents.
In Resolution 565, s. 2022, the city council said that to help in the efforts of cleaning the city, residents, through the SK members, should develop within their communities a low-budget yet environment-friendly planting methods that would foster beautification and vegetation.
 During the Senior Citizens Official for-a-Day (Scofad) session in October, Scofad Councilor Gerald M. Gammad encouraged the SK members to disseminate and implement information on hydroponics planting in their respective communities.
 Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants without using soil, flowers, herbs and vegetables are planted in inert growing media and supplied with nutrient-rich solutions, oxygen, and water.
 The council said the system fosters rapid growth, stronger yields, and superior quality of produce. If a plant’s root system is exposed directly to water and nutrition, the plant does not have to exert any energy in sustaining itself.
The energy that the roots would have expended acquiring food and water can be directed into the plant maturation. As a result, leaf growth flourishes as thus the blooming of roots and flowers.
 The said alarming incidents involving the youth on matters relating to dangerous substances, criminal acts, and other vices should be curtailed by society through proactive movements that would encourage youth participation in social development providing alternative sources of possible revenue at a younger age.
 According to the council, the limited spaces in the city hinders any form of planting activities that is why the introduction of appropriate techniques and methodology will help encourage planting despite limited spaces. – PIO release