Author: Suzanne June G. Perante
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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya—Enterprising students of the Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) in this capital town have pioneered what they describe as a project that combats decreasing volume of agricultural crops harvested in urbanized municipalities of Nueva Vizcaya and the increasing factors that contribute to the worsening problem of solid wastes, like plastic bottles, plastic bags, tarpaulins and Styrofoam containers.
The NVSU Enactus Team introduced Project Eco-Pot for Urban Organic Gardening (EPUOG). Project Eco-Pot for Rural-urban Organic Gardening seeks to alleviate poverty through its social-entrepreneurship program.
“Project EPUOG is geared toward the promotion and implementation of urban gardening to uphold a food-production scheme with the use of organic fertilizer and lessen problems on food security and malnutrition. It also offers the consumers of the garden set-grown vegetables a healthy lifestyle as they nurture their own organic garden,” NVSU-Enactus Team Leader Eljoehara B. Millares said.