A Eucharistic Celebration commenced at the Greenheart Chapel and an eco-friendly ribbon cutting took place to signify the opening of the Urban gardening facilities. The event was followed by the blessing of the Urban Gardens, Grotto, Plant Nursery, Shredder Machine, tools, and equipment, officiated then by Rev. Fr. Cristituto A. Palomar, OAR, at the Agriculture Department last April 20.
Maricar P. Quiro, the supervising Agriculturist of the Bacolod City Department of Agriculture, witnessed the turnover ceremony and is pleased to see the university’s progress and accomplishment towards urban gardening. The celebration was joined by selected UNO-Recoletos Agriculture students, lay administrators, officials, faculty, and staff.
The Urban Gardening Community Challenge aligns with the Department of Agriculture program on inclusive growth, sustainability development, and global competitiveness. It will enhance the participants’ knowledge and learning of food security, climate change, and conservation of natural resources
Written by: James Patrick V. Laporno