Even at a young age, children in Taguig are being taught how to plant.

As part of the month-long celebration of Taguig's 437th founding anniversary, the 'Bulilit Planters' activity was carried out at the Lakeshore Urban Garden in Barangay Lower Bicutan, Taguig City on May 11, 2024.

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Forty-five children from Taguig daycare centers were taught basic knowledge about planting. The young ones also harvested fruits and vegetables from the urban garden and were educated about the nutritional benefits of their harvest.

Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, herself an avid gardener, led the planting instruction for the children and emphasized the importance of using city spaces for planting with recyclable materials.

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"Even though we are in Metro Manila, I want us to learn to plant. We don't need large spaces to plant, all we need are small spaces and recyclable materials," according to Cayetano.

The children took home their collected fruits and vegetables in baskets.

The city government of Taguig has long had an urban garden where the harvests are also given away free at the Taguig Love Caravan events.

The city government of Taguig underscores the importance of nutrition and enriching the city's agricultural and aquatic resources.

(Photos from Taguig PIO)