Array
Neighborhoods

This Community in QC Spent Only P300 to Start a Shared Urban Garden

They're now harvesting vegetables weekly!

Shares
Photography: Courtesy of JC Tejano

As the world continues to see the COVID-19 pandemic through, many people have found comfort and calm in gardening. Interest in indoor gardens have seen a spike in the past few months as new plantitos and plantitas explore propagating greens within the comfort and safety of their homes. A neighborhood in Quezon City, however, has turned this interest into something sustainable.

Top stories: 
The Best Indoor Plants for Beginners, According to Our Readers 
This Scandinavian Home in Pangasinan Will Make You Love White Interiors

When an empty lot used as a garbage dump caught fire, , a lawyer, as well as the rest of this community, decided to literally clean up their act by transforming the space into an urban vegetable garden.

“Kasi ‘pag meron nang tanim, mahihiya na ‘yong mga tao, ‘di ba, na magtapon ng basuraPangalawa, para na rin makaiwas sa pagpunta sa palengke.“ And it didn’t even take much for them to start off. ‘"Yong gastos, believe it or not, P300 in total. Almost everything was recycled.”

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

JC shares that the garden was now giving them regular harvest, which cost much more than what they’ve invested in it. “Almost weekly, meron kaming sobrang daming pechay, kangkong, talbos ng kamote, talong, ampalaya.” The harvest is shared among the members of the community.

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Watch the full story in the video below:

Video Producer Jean Saturnino

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

An Actress' Bali-Inspired Home in La Union

Ysabel Ortega describes the style of their space as modern Balinese.

10 Home-Service COVID-19 Tests You Can Get in Manila

If you'd rather not head out to get tested.

Take a Look Inside the Newly-Restored Manila Metropolitan Theater

Where heritage and architectural mastery meet.

DOT Suspends City Garden Grand Hotel for Quarantine Violations

The Makati hotel was not accredited for staycations.

Here's Where to Shop Pretty Linen Sets to Give Your Bedroom a Little Makeover

Each set includes a bed sheet, a duvet cover, and two pillow cases.

Is MUJI's Biggest Philippine Store Opening in Mandaluyong?

Bigger space, bigger product selection!

Plant Parents, You'll Love This Flower Garden in Rizal

Check out these vibrant celosias.

10 Unique Details in Vice Ganda's Industrial-Style Home

His walk-in closet could rival a department store!

Heart Evangelista's New Favorite Dinnerware Set from Tiffany & Co. Costs at Least P45,000

She has the plates and platters-including small "paper cups" for her coffee!
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!