Backyard gardening helps brethren supply their needs

By ACE TIOMICO and ANTONIO G. CAÑAVERAL JR.

Date Posted: May 26, 2020

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The backyard vegetable gardening (gulayan sa bakuran) project launched by the Church Administration has helped the brethren from the Local Congregation of Geneva, Switzerland, Ecclesiastical District of Western Europe to supply their daily needs in times of crisis due to Covid-19 pandemic.

With the help of the Christian Family Organizations (CFO) district officers, the brethren were encouraged to grow their own fruits and vegetables at their respective backyards and homes. Maria Aida Dalangin, deaconess, is one among the many brethren who benefited from the project. She said, “I am now harvesting the vegetables I planted and I happily benefited from it.”

She even encouraged others to plant vegetables even though they may have limited space. She narrated, “You can also grow your own vegetables in your home. One can plant in a pot and put it in a terrace or balcony. Like us, we live in an apartment. We had limited space to work with, so I do my gardening on the terrace.”

“I have planted a lot of things like sweet potato and leaves, bell pepper, onions, spring onions, water spinach, and salads which we use for our meals,” she added.

There are so many advantages of growing vegetables at home especially in this time of crisis. Others have no means of daily needs and some cannot go out due to the lockdown imposed by the government. Maria Aida commented, “We can simply harvest what we have planted while we are under quarantine.” ― With reports from INC News Section

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