By Juvelyn Dela Cruz

Senior citizens participating in the hydroponics seminar

Tayabas City, Quezon–The Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) CALABARZON, in collaboration with the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA), successfully held the “Agri-wellness Seminar on Basic Hydroponics for the Elderly Sector” last June 23, 2023, at Leverize Heights Subdivision, Barangay Isabang, Tayabas City, Quezon.

The seminar aims to teach the participants about hydroponics, a modern farming technology that thrives even with limited space. The DA-ATI CALABARZON’s Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (PMEU) conducted the training.

Evener Arguelles, Agriculturist II, welcomed the participants. Meanwhile, Leuvina Isipin from the Quezon OPA served as the trainer. She discussed various topics related to hydroponics, such as benefits, practice, methods of use, and its different types.

“I hope this activity will be repeated again. In addition to having a full stomach and mind and having fun, it is important to us that we senior citizens are given attention,” said Librada Alvasan, one of the seminar’s participants, in Filipino.

Each participant also received a hydroponic starter kit they could use to start growing produce.

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