‘Edible landscaping’ gains ground

The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) is pushing the concept of fit to be eaten landscaping (EL) to also assist foster the development of agri-tourism websites.

The state college in January and February held a series of trainings on EL, as asked by means of the Department of Tourism-Cordillera workplace,
Department of Agriculture (DOT)-Zamboanga Peninsula (Region nine) Office, Aurora State College of Agriculture and Technology, and The Valley Cathedral Christian Church based in Capangdan, Claver, Surigao del Norte.

Participants of the edible landscaping education performed by using the University of the
Philippines Los Baños within the Cordillera region. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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The UPLB EL team is Bureau of Agricultural Research’s active companion in its initiatives on EL when you consider that 2010. The EL team was able to offer assistance to groups thru implementing and organising their own edible landscape gardens of their backyards.

EL is a new method that merges technological know-how and creativity collectively to form a progressive crop production generation. It offers a twist to the traditional crop manufacturing as the simple tenets of landscape designing come to be its guiding principle.

“Thus, increasing advertising and exposure of EL technology within the nearby, as well as within the global scene, has financial fee for agritourism. It also offers ability industrial profitability and livelihood possibility. These assist to empower the farming communities in addition to its non-public companions which might be striving to provide enough and inexpensive food for all Filipinos,” stated Jovita Ganongan, officer in fee and leader tourism operations officer, DoT-Cordillera.

The schooling covers EL standards, principles, detail and techniques; implementation and maintenance; and fingers-on activities, amongst others.

Compared with traditional landscaping, EL makes use of vegetables, fruits, medicinal plants and herbs as most important planting substances.

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