Inspired by community pantries that have sprouted across the country, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is celebrating Earth Day by giving away free seedlings of fruit-bearing trees and vegetables in Metro Manila.
Dubbing it the “Community Pan-TREE,” DENR-National Capital Region said its project aims to contribute to “efforts addressing the issue of food security in the region and the promotion of resiliency in the community amid the pandemic and changing climate.”
It also aims to “help Metro Manilans cope with the stress caused by the pandemic through urban gardening and planting.”
“Magtanim ayon sa kakayahan. Umani ayon sa pangangailangan,” the DENR-NCR said.
In celebration of Earth Day 2021 and to help Metro Manilans cope with the stress caused by the pandemic through urban…
Based on their announcement on Facebook, the “Community Pan-TREE” will be open Thursday, April 22 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the DENR-NCR Technical Services Office in North Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.
Those planning to claim seedlings were advised to bring their own pots if available (recycled plastic containers will do).
The DENR also reminded participants to practice existing public health protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic. — Margaret Claire Layug/LA, GMA News