May 31, 2010 in Featured
By CLAIRE MAY TUAZON
BAGUIO CITY — In line with the City Agricultural and Fishery Council (CAFC) monthly meeting, the Department of Agriculture- Cordillera Integrated Research Center (DA-CIARC) gave an orientation on vermiculture at the DA conference hall, Guisad Baguio City on May 26.
The objective of the said orientation is to inform CAFC about the principles of vermiculture, and to help them for future composting plans and programs in the city. According to Juliet Laron, CAFC Coordinator, they want to advocate the use of organic composting through vermicompost with less cost but with high quality composting hence they sought the assistance of DA-CIARC.
Responding to such concerns, Aida Pagtan, the lecturer from CIARC highlighted the advantages of vermiculture in relation with organic farming, practical living and saving the environment.
Pagtan added that vermicomposting is one of the ways how DA, as an agricultural sector brings awareness on how to manage the city waste through vermicomposting by atleast using farm waste and household wastes/materials to produce high quality fertilizer for both container and field gardening.
Moreover, she added that it could also lessen hauling fee for the city garbage.
Participating organizations during the above orientation included Hangar Vendors Association, Happy Hallow, ABC Office, Special Services Division under the City Mayors Office (SSD-CMO), Bureau of Soils and Water Management Office (BSWM), Lucnab for Progressive Life (LFPLI) and from the different barangays in the city. # nordis.net