Backyard farming has a host of benefits, according to Mr. Julius Tibayan, NSTP faculty, and owner of J.B.T Agri-Farm.
According to Tibayan, not only does backyard farming put food on the table, it is also a relaxing and rewarding activity.
The activity has so much to offer that DLSU-D’s NSTP program incorporated it into the curriculum. During the pandemic period, faculty members got creative and developed the NSTP-CWTS's version of the Department of Agriculture's Plant Plant Plant Program, which seeks to promote urban gardening as a means to achieve food security and empower students and communities to produce food for themselves, in line with the institutional environmental programs of DLSU-D.
According to Tibayan, students have been responding well to the program and sharing their progress through their social media accounts.
Under the program, students are challenged to grow the plants within 40 days:
Many of the students shared their routines in caring about the plants and were surprised that they could grow them. Tibayan said that the students’ sense of accomplishment from the program inspired NSTP-CWTS faculty to work even harder to promote backyard gardening.
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