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From sports to food! Cabuyao Mel Gecolea builds veggie farm on old baseball field

Sep 29, 2021 @ 9:52

Cabuyao Mel Gecolea has turned a baseball diamond into something more precious for farmers.

In a Facebook post, Gecolea said a former baseball field in Cabuyao is now being used to plant and grow vegetables.

The vegetable farm is located in the Cabuyao Enterprise Park and used to be a playing field of the Cabuyao Athletes Basic School.

It is now filled with tomato, hot pepper, okra, and sitaw plants, among others.

The mayor said this project was part of his Making Employment and Livelihood program that aims to help farmers during this pandemic.

The vegetables they harvest from the farm are sold in their communities, he said.

The idle sports field has been made into something productive!

“TULONG SA MGA MAGSASAKANG CABUYEÑO NGAYONG PANDEMYA: Dating Baseball Field, ngayon ay Vegetable Field na!

Magandang buhay po, mga Cabuyeño!

Kaninang umaga po ay binisita natin ang Farm 2: Community-based Livelihood Farm na matatagpuan sa Cabuyao Enterprise Park, Brgy. Banay-Banay.

Ang Farm 2 ay ang dating baseball field sa harap ng Cabuyao Athletes Basic School o CABS. Ito po ay ginawa nating vegetable field noong Oktubre 2020 kung saan nagtatanim dito ng iba’t ibang klase ng mga gulay tulad ng kamatis, hot pepper, okra, sitao, at iba pa.

Bahagi ito ng programang Making Employment and Livelihood o MEL Program na kung saan naglalayon ito na matulungan ang mga magsasakang Cabuyeño na higit na naapektuhan ang kabuhayan ngayong pandemya. Dahil sa programang ito, nakapagbigay po tayo ng hanapbuhay o pagkakakitaan sa mga magsasakang Cabuyeño dahil ang mga tanim na gulay rito ay ibinibenta nila sa kani-kanilang mga komunidad upang mapagkakitaan.

#MakingEmploymentAndLivelihood

#YesToAgriculture

#GOGreenCabuyao,” Gecolea posted.

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