Lack of money should not be reason to go hungry.
Around 440 beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and community volunteers were taught on July 28 the basics of backyard gardening by those who successfully ventured in the endeavor, either in their home backyard, in their offices, or schools. They were also taught food gardening technologies like hydroponics, aquaponics, bio-intensive gardening, and other regenerative agriculture technologies.
National Nutrition Council Chief of Information and Education Division Jovita Raval said teaching 4Ps beneficiaries the basics of gardening guarantees that despite their lack of financial resources, they will still be able to have access to nutritious food by planting right at their own yards or in pots if there is not enough space to plant.
She said if the beneficiaries pursue backyard gardening, they can even earn from it by selling the vegetables they planted fresh, or processed.