Pick and Pay at Vil­lar SIPAG Farm School

Agriculture - - Contents -

THE FIRST EVER Pick and Pay ac­tiv­ity by East-West Seed Co. Inc. was re­cently con­ducted at the Vil­lar SIPAG Farm School in Ba­coor, Cavite. This was held at the East-West Seed Demo Farm that was in­stalled for the del­e­gates of the Asian Seed Congress in or­der to show­case more than 100 va­ri­eties of veg­eta­bles grown in many coun­tries.

To max­i­mize the im­pact of the im­pres­sive vegetable demo show­case, local vis­i­tors were in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in the pick and pay ac­tiv­ity and availed of freshly picked veg­eta­bles that in­clude hot pep­per, eggplant, tomato, mus­tard, let­tuce, pak­choy, kangkong, bit­ter­gourd, bot­tle­gourd, ridge­gourd, wax­gourd, wa­ter­melon, melon, hon­ey­dew, pump­kin, and pa­paya. Guests har­vested fresh veg­eta­bles and they paid for it at far­m­gate price.

Sen­a­tor Cyn­thia A. Vil­lar and East-West Seed Project Man­ager Martin Hinlo wel­comed the guests and led the cer­e­mo­nial har­vest­ing. Pa­paya was cho­sen for the cer­e­mo­nial har­vest­ing be­cause pa­paya was the first crop planted in the demo field.

The ac­tiv­ity has ex­cited a lot of guests, es­pe­cially those who live in the ur­ban ar­eas. Aside from ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the joys of har­vest­ing their own pro­duce, guests were also able to learn how veg­eta­bles could be grown in their own back­yards.

Sen. Cyn­thia Vil­lar and East-West Seed Project Man­ager Martin Hinlo wel­comed guests and led the cer­e­mo­nial har­vest­ing at the Pick and Pay ac­tiv­ity at the Vil­lar SIPAG Farm School in Ba­coor, Cavite.

Sen. Vil­lar gave guests a pep talk and en­cour­aged them to also plant and eat their own nu­tri­tious veg­eta­bles right in their homes.

Guests and vis­i­tors pick and pay for their veg­eta­bles.

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