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Quezon City govt launches biggest urban farm in the third district

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The Quezon City government has launched the biggest urban farm in its third district in cooperation with Barangay Old Balara.

The Sitio Payong Backyard Fishpond and Urban Gardening Project is vast and would serve as the demo farm in the district.

This means those who are interested in urban gardening could visit the farm and learn from its operations.

The farm would also provide more sources of food for the city, according to the Quezon City government.

“Ang pagtatatag ng urban farms ay bahagi ng mas pinaigting na inisyatibo ng lokal na pamahalaan tungo sa pagiging self-reliant at food secured na lungsod. Maaari rin itong pagkunan ng mga ingredient para sa feeding programs, at maging source ng mga gulay na gagamitin ng iba-ibang restaurant,” it said.

It also said the farm would help efforts to fight global climate change.

Quezon City currently has 347 urban farms.