Through an activity sponsored by the Buklod leadership from the Ecclesiastical District of Isabela South, brethren from various local congregations in the Philippines learned about the basics of mushroom farming. The activity was conducted on May 7, 2022, in an open lot adjacent to the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Laoag.
“In this pandemic, it is important to have even a small livelihood,” said Romeo Barroga Jr., Buklod congregation president of Ramos Congregation, and the speaker during the said activity. “This seminar aims to give the brethren additional income to ease poverty.”
Edible mushrooms, or uong in the Ilocano dialect, are easy to cultivate as they only need readily available materials such as dried banana leaves, and cornhusks, among others. Raising mushrooms can provide additional income as it sells at reasonable prices.
“This seminar is a big help to the brethren,” said Brother Michael Mejorada, the resident minister of the Local Congregation of Laoag. “Learning how to culture mushrooms can help the attendees in their livelihood.” — With reports from INC News Section