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Backyard Gardening Project



Location: Olongapo and Subic, Zambales

Beneficiaries:  30 sponsored families

Background: The Covid-19 pandemic has brought massive unemployment and food shortages to the Philippines. Millions have lost their jobs and food and financial support from the Philippines government have been unequally and unfairly distributed among Filipino people. Therefore, many Filipino people are taking their survival and well-being into their own hands. It is in this context that Pearl S. Buck Foundation Philippines hopes to continue a third phase of the Backyard Gardening Project. In Olongapo and Subic, sponsored families are enjoying the success of the previous two projects, and more and more sponsored families are requesting the opportunity to grow their own nutritious food instead of relying on the local government.

Specific Objectives

  • Provide basic training to families on how to plant, grow, and sustain a backyard garden.

  • Provide high-quality vegetable seeds to be planted, grown, and harvested when ready.

  • Ensure there is enough grown to sustain each family and have enough vegetables left over to share with neighboring families in times of crisis.

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