Last October 10, 2020 the cluster of Iloilo City, composed mostly of dedicated and determined women, dedicated to Sustainable Agriculture continued on their weekly activities at Barangay Cochero, Iloilo City. This week’s topic was about Seed Banking and Seed Libraries. Seeing how important Seed Saving is in the practice of Sustainable Agriculture, this topic was given much importance, as many have taken for granted the value of this. Most especially recognizing our heirloom seeds, which depict our locality’s identity.
Seed Saving or Seed Banking may as hard as growing a healthy and fruitful plant, but the joy of sharing them is also as fulfilling as sharing the produce.
Barangay Cochero’s dedication to continue to learn and to become the first Barangay in Iloilo City to receive these modules and trainings is a great help towards creating an urban community that can produce their own safe and healthy food. Though the preparations for weekly activities and gathering external support are challenging for the cluster,because of the positive response of the partner Barangay, these challenges inspire the cluster to make a great impact in Sustainable Agriculture in Iloilo City.
May the “KAON KA? TANUM TA!” be known and replicated in other areas. Not just in Iloilo Citym, but in others as well as we share with others that a healthy soil produces healthy plants which in turn make healthy people.