by: Em-Em Mandanas
ABC’s Condor Community project in St. Bernard, Leyte to establish 29 school gardens
6 September 2021
On 3 September 2021, ABC turned over supplies of Condor vegetable packets, fertilizers, fungicides, and gardening tools (i.e., sprayers, seedling trays, garden forks, and garden trowels) to the officials and staff of the LGU St. Bernard, Leyte. ABC’s Agronomist, Mr. Nelson Naparan and MNC Co-chairperson Ms. Terre Virna Tanquezon led the turnover ceremony.
Allied Botanical Corporation (ABC) and the local government unit (LGU) of St. Bernard, Leyte, through the Municipal Nutrition Council (MNC) joined hands for the Condor Cares: Vegetable Community Garden project to help 29 schools establish their community vegetable gardens.
Mayor Manuel O. Calapre graced the one-day activity and delivered a special message, thanking the ABC for the project partnership with St. Bernard. He further advised the Municipal Agriculture Office to choose ABC as their supplier of seeds and other farming needs for succeeding community garden projects of the locality.
Moreover, back-to-back with the Condor Community project is a foodscaping contest launched by the MNC among the 29 schools in the two districts. ABC has also provided additional sets of Condor seed packets, Crop Care PRO fertilizers, and other gardening supplies, as awards for the two grand prize-winning schools. Categories for the foodscaping include (1) community gardens of 200 m2 and above and (2) community gardens of ≤ 200 m2 , as well as container gardens.
The Condor Community project aims to help its partner-beneficiaries establish community gardens through providing farm supplies, as well as training on sustainable vegetable production. ABC partners with non-government organizations serving vulnerable groups of the society and local government units with established community gardens.