TABUK CITY, Kalinga– The Office of the City Agricultural Services (OCAS) awarded Phase 1 which comprises various vegetable seeds and fruit-bearing seedlings today to the first batch of 10 identified 4-H clubs in the city.
Phase 2 will follow, comprising other planting materials to further upgrade the garden they are about to start after the availability of Phase 1 to all 4-H clubs in Tabuk.
Phase 1 is composed of “pinakbet” vegetable seeds such as eggplant, string beans, among others, and grafted fruit-bearing seedlings such as 5 pomelo, 5 mango, 5 calamansi, 5 rambutan, and 5 lanzones.
The following seedlings will be claimed at the Balong Agro-food Center by the 10 identified 4-H Clubs: Pakak, Agbannawag; Nasgueban, Appas; Tuga; Dananao, Ipil; Gobgob; Nambucayan; Lucog; Bagumbayan; Madopdop; and Guilayon 4-H Clubs.
Lim Ducyogen, Supervising Agriculturist of OCAS encouraged the 4-H club members present to participate in the program for it is one of the means by which the city government, under the leadership of Mayor Darwin Estrañero, can empower the youth. He also encouraged them to build a 4-H logo marker in the vicinity of the allocated site for their garden to show their presence in the community. The marker could be of local materials found in their respective barangays.
City Administrator Noli Tenedero, representing the mayor, in his message said, “the greatest form of service is growing a successful organization.” He encouraged the participants to take part in the above projects “because it can be a great legacy you can leave behind after your time of service as 4-H club members for the next generation to emulate.” By Rio Bassong