Organic Vegetable Farming

Good nutrition through organic produce, extra income, and an increased awareness of environmental issues are the main objectives of the Organic Vegetable Farming program that was initiated in BMARC back in 2009. Organic vegetable farming benefits the environment in various ways:

  • Unlike its commercial counterparts, organic fertilizers are neither harmful nor synthetic
  • This method of farming does not deplete the soil of natural organisms or nutrients
  • Organically-grown vegetables are highly nutritious and good for the body

During training, residents are toured around the model farm to give them an idea of how their garden should look. Trainees are taught how to make organic fertilizers such as Effective Microorganisms Extended (EME), organic pest control, seed saving techniques, how to prepare their land for planting, and how to properly plant their vegetables. After the completion of the training, they leave BMARC with their own seeds, ready to grow their own gardens.

  1. Sitio Calabugtong, Taytay – 20 families (March 6, 2009)
  2. Barangay Decabobo, Coron – 29 residents (December 16 – 17, 2010)
  3. Barangay Casian, Taytay, - 49 residents composed of Barangay officials and Leaders (March 9 and 19, 2011)
  4. Sitio Calabugtong, Taytay – 2nd stage of training by same participants as first seminar (May 10 and 11, 2011)
  5. Barangay Casian, Taytay- 15 Elementary and High School Teachers (July 9, 2011)
  6. Sitio Dinet, Taytay – 12 residents for first batch (May 24, 2012) and 10 residents for second batch (October 25, 2012)
  7. Barangay Batas, Taytay – 14 residents for first batch (July 25, 2013) and 17 residents for second batch (August 23, 2013)
  8. Barangay Pical, Linapacan – 16 residents and Barangay Captain (September 8, 2013)

YEAR-END AWARDING OF ORGANIC VEGETABLE FARMING BENEFICIARIES Various awards and prizes were given to beneficiaries of the Organic Vegetable Farming program in recognition of their hard work as well as to encourage them to continue practicing organic farming.

Categories include: Most Productive Gardens, Most Organized Gardens, Healthiest Gardens, Cleanest Gardens, and Most Resourceful Gardener

  • Sitio Calabugtong, Taytay (November 8, 2011)
  • All beneficiaries (January 2, 2014)