2012-02-07 | Back
Growing Vegetables and Herbs the EPP Way
1. The EPP (taken from his name’s initials) way will not require tracts of good land and lots of water for planting vegetables and herbs. It is a container gardening system, appropriate for urban agriculture and rural agriculture in barren land. It is composed of: a. potting medium that is organic based (soil, compost, coco peat) b. organic liquid fertilizer for supplemental provision of the essential macro and micro nutrients in their proper form and proportion c. container or vessel made out of recycled plastic material with holes to ensure the 3 elements needed by every plant are adequately provided: water, air and nutrient 2. The EPP way - is simple and designed for small children and senior citizens who can do gardening without bending - is science and organic based but is pesticide free - is source of safe food - is a stable source of vegetables and herbs since harvest is done 1.5 months after and on a 10 day cycle thereafter - is favorable for lateral and vertical gardening, including table, hanging, and roof gardens - is environment friendly with use of recycled materials ; his favorite being the Coke plastic bottle due to its size and design 3. EPP is now being promoted in Metro Manila’s urban communities, calamity stricken areas, rehabilitation centers, and even prisons so they can grow their own food. 4. It aims to provide better nutrition and to generate employment and income particularly for the urban poor. 5. Please download the presentation under Resources of this website http://www.map-abcdf.com.ph/minutes. It is the fruit of Dr. EPP’s over 42 years of teaching and Administering in UPLB and his retirement advocacy, especially since his own health story has become his best testimony.