Learn To Grow Your Own Veggies + Herbs At Home With Cedarhills’ Organic Urban Gardening 101 Workshop

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I have always wanted to grow my very own organic garden even in our little backyard, I guess it is only natural as I grew up having our own version of bahay kubo at home, sans the actual bahay kubo, that is! My Mama has a passion for gardening and planting, we have veggies and plants growing in every available space in the backyard. We have eggplant, okra, calamansi, sili, pandan, kamias, as well as fruit-bearing trees such as guava, mango, santol. We also have a riot of lovely flowering plants, like bougainvillea, santan, and hibiscus in different colors. I can also vividly remember the beautiful scent of sampaguita surrounding the yard, which used to greet me each morning.

It was unfortunate that I did not inherit my Mama’s green thumb and my feeble attempt at gardening in pots were rather unsuccessful, with most of the plants and herbs I got drying up and eventually dying.

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I almost gave up until I got an invite to join the Organic Urban Gardening 101 Workshop a few months back. Of course, I immediately said yes as I was eager to grow my very own organic garden at home.

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wwf-philippines’ reverse the bad campaign

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my upside-down twitter profile pic

If you’ve seen a lot of upside-down profile photos on various social media platform, please do not be too quick to judge that these people have gone all bonkers! We are merely expressing our support to World Wide Fund’s Reverse The Bad Campaign, which shall run from 16 July up until the 23rd! + you can do your share, too by simply doing the following:

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  • Reverse your profile photo on Facebook or Twitter. Do this by simply using the Rotate-Photo function on Facebook or by uploading a new upside-down profile picture
  • Share this photo on your wall together with the following caption:

Let’s reverse the bad for our living planet. Join WWF-Philippines Reverse Run on July 22! Visit wwf.org.ph/reversethebad #WWFReverseTheBad

  • Don’t forget to tag @WWF.Philippines on Facebook and @WWF_Philippines on Twitter
  • Share this to as many people as you can so they can also help in spreading the word + reversing the bad!
  • Do not forget to join the run, too!
Easy-peasy, right? Just a little thing we can do to help our Mother Nature, which shall be beneficial to us all in the future!
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a green friday

I was able to go out last week to attend an event. It was one of those rare occasions that I get to go out without my little man in tow. I almost was not able to push through with my plans for that day, but I was thankful the little man’s dad was able to deal with the saying-goodbye scenario with much less tears + fussing. So, after a few goodbyes + kisses, this mum set off to attend the event {which I shall tell you all about in another post ;)}.

Anyway, I had to pass through Trinoma to get to the fx/van terminal on my home, plus I had to make a quick stop at the grocers anyway to buy milk + a few cartons of his favorite drink, Dutch Mill {he only drinks the strawberry flavored ones}, for the little man + I spotted this poster at the bottom of one of their elevators.

I am just glad that big companies + corporation like Trinoma is now jumping into the Green bandwagon. Thousands upon thousands of people shop there everyday + a poster like this will do a lot of wonders. Imagine if every people who reads this will bring their eco-bag to shop next time around. It will make a whole community of eco-bag shoppers!

I just wish they’d do more than encourage their clients to purchase those green bags. Maybe they could set up a day where everyone who shops using their green bags will get freebies or discounts or points in their privilege cards, much like how SM does it. It could work wonders on waste reduction by stopping the use of plastic bags, + eventually, helping our environment.

Nevertheless, I still give two thumbs up for Trinoma for their initiative! ;)

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Green Monday

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