Urban Container Gardening using Repurposed Materials: Adapting to the new normal way of life

Should lockdown be extended after May 15, let us be productive while we stay home. Backyard gardening as shown below can help alleviate poverty, reduce hunger, strengthen food security while providing good nutrition for all members of the family who are on Enhanced Community Quaratine due to Covid 19 pandemic.

Let us not depend only on what the government can provide. We must do our share in the Bayanihan We Heal As One program so that together we can win the battle against the virus and together we heal and recover as one.

The writer created fabric pots made of old shirts and pants. Other containers are recycled materials that supports RA 9003 otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 that ultimately help mitigate the effects of climate change and air pollution.

Each solid waste source particularly households are enjoined to reduce garbage generation through solid waste segregation, using strategies such as rot, reuse, recycle, repurpose, repair and other similar strategies.