Sowing Seeds of Progress

Posted Date:

February 25, 2012

The recent Ondoy disaster left the people of Marikina with staggering damages to properties, lives and livelihoods of communities. One of the factors which aggravated the effects of Typhoon Ondoy was the failure of the deforested areas of Rizal to hold the volume of rain that plunged the hilly areas of Rodriguez and Antipolo. To ensure that similar incidents will be avoided in the future, an initiative to restore the health of the Marikina Watershed was led by the farming community of Sitio San Joseph in Antipolo, Rizal. And as a response to economic instability and hunger they are faced with, collective efforts were taken by the community to develop natural farming methods which will reinforce their income and ensure food availability, while protecting and nurturing our natural resources for the common good and our posterity.

To heighten our youth’s appreciation of why we should take a lead role in sustaining the country's ecosystems, the Center for Environmental Concerns- Philippines organized the exposure and field activity called, “Sowing Seeds of Progress: Experiencing Agro-ecological Systems”, in cooperation with the Kalingap Marikina Watershed, San Beda College NSTP Department and Kalikasan Partylist.

For those interested to join, email on or before February 20, 2012. You may also contact us through our fax number, (02) 9209099.


Purok Panusugin, Sitio San Joseph, Antipolo, Rizal

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