From PH People’s Journal, September 20, 20210
COLLABORATING on a series of initiatives to create greater awareness and educate Filipinos about the importance of a green environment, Discovery Channel, the flagship network of Discovery Communications, and Gawad Kalinga recently launched Green Wall Urban Farming during a planting ceremony in one of the
GK Communities in Taguig.
The Green Wall Urban Farming initiative encourages people to use the walls of their homes to plant vegetables such as upo, patola, ampalaya, and string beans.
“Through Discovery Channel programming, we are inspiring Filipino viewers and motivating them to learn more about the world and this includes embracing ideas about how we can care for our environment better,” said Jacque Ruby of Access, the local representative for Discovery Channel.
GK Jack & Jill Village is the 2nd Gawad Kalinga community to adopt the Urban Farming activity with a goal to provide nutritious food to the residents.
Jose Luis Oquinena, Executive Director of Gawad Kalinga, said the partnership is very timely and also increases the program’s effect on the community. Discovery Channel and GK are gearing up for more joint initiatives in the future.
The local government of Taguig also supported the activity. Representatives from Discovery Channel , Gawad Kalinga and the local government of Taguig graced the event, which generated an outpour of support. Mayor Lani Cayetano expressed her gratitude to Gawad Kalinga and Discovery Channel for extending help to their community.
Partners who supported the event were Merrel, Binalot, Waterplus, Zesto, Fruit Soda, Gerry’s Grill, Asia Connect D Light, World of Fun, Tuesday’s, Belo Essentials, Unilab – Revicon Max, Lamoiyan Corporation and Business world.