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Isko Moreno converts part of Manila Zoo into urban farm

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The iconic Manila Zoo has been closed to tourists for months, so Isko Moreno found a different use for it.

The Manila mayor has explored the idea of urban farming and thought the city’s now-idle zoo would be the best place to get started. Not only is there a sprawling space, but it could also boost the nature feels of the area.

“Pansamantala pong ginawang organic urban farm ng mga masisipag na kawani ng Public Recreations Bureau ang horseback riding area ng Manila Zoo habang sarado ito sa publiko,” Moreno announced on Facebook, saying it’s his push towards sustainability.

“Sa maliit naming kaparaanan ay nais po namin na maging sustainable ang ating zoo kung kaya’t ginagawang pataba o fertilizer ang mga dumi ng hayop at ang mga gulay na naani naman ay pandagdag sa araw-araw na pagkain ng ating mga alagang hayop,” he added.

How practical!