FEED Supports Changing Lives Through Introduction to Urban Planting

15 April 2023, . It is great to know about the introduction to urban planting—hydroponics (to be exact), to the Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) at Manila City Jail – Female Dormitory. Initiatives like these have the potential to bring positive change and numerous benefits to the individuals involved.

The students from Collegio De San Juan De Letran’s National Service Training Program (NSTP) took the first step to introduce urban planting methods to the PDL. Urban planting allows individuals to grow plants even in limited spaces, promoting access to fresh produce and fostering a connection with nature. The students also showcased hydroponics as an effective method of growing plants indoors. Hydroponics is a soil-less cultivation technique that uses water and nutrient solutions to provide the necessary elements for plant growth. It offers a sustainable approach to food production and can be particularly beneficial for those who have limited access to outdoor spaces.

FEED, students and other sponsors generously donated tools and materials needed to make this event successful. The support is crucial in providing the PDL with the necessary resources to continue the practice of what they learned. Hygiene kits were also donated during the event.

By introducing urban planting and hydroponics, this initiative not only provides the PDL with a valuable skill but also empowers them: it offers an opportunity for personal growth, skill development and a sense of accomplishment.

FEED is grateful for being part of this event and acknowledges the support of other co-sponsors who made this event successful. Community involvement and collaboration play a vital role in bringing about positive change and creating a meaningful impact.

Initiatives like the “Gateway to Healthier Life” program and the introduction of urban planting demonstrate the potential to transform lives, promote sustainability and foster a sense of hope and empowerment.

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