HOW TO MAKE The FAITH(Food Always In The Home) Garden
IMPORTANCE OF VEGETABLES
Vegetables are essential to our daily diet. Rich in vitamins and minerals, these plants
contribute enormously to the nutrient requirements of the human body.
MANY ASIANS DO NOT EAT VEGETABLES EVERY DAY
While vegetables can easily be grown in most parts of Asia, some Asians surprisingly donot grow enough of them. For instance, in the Philippines, Generosa T. Medrena, asenior science research specialist of The PCARRD Monitor says, “The average percapita consumption of 12.4 kilograms of green and yellow vegetables is far short of therecommended allowance of 32.4 kilograms per year.”
REASON FOR LOW VEGETABLES CONSUMPTION
ists believe that the low vegetable consumption of some Asians can be traced tolack of knowledge of the health benefits. Many people do not know that vegetables areinexpensive sources of natural vitamins, minerals and proteins. In addition, many fail tomaintain vegetable garden in their home yards because there is a general lack of know
how on simple, practical home
HOME GARDENING CAN REDUCE A FAMILY’S DAILY FOOD EXPENSE
“Home gardening,” says Enriqueta B. Torres in Research At Unive
rsity of Philippines,
Los Banos, “can reduce by about 20 percent a family’s total daily food expenditures.Considering the high cost of vegetables and the rate of malnutrition in the country today,home gardening should be taken seriously by families with
low income and thosemembers are nutritionally at risk.”
A REWARDING HOBBY
Home gardening can also be a very rewarding hobby, especially for office workers. “Wefind it very productive, gratifying way of spending our leisure hours before and after
officeworks,” says one bank teller.
A CLOSER KNIT FAMILY
Home gardening can also bring a family closer together. Remarks one school teacher,”Working in the garden together helps strengthen family ties.”
VEGETABLE FROM HOME GARDEN ARE SUPERIOR
les from home gardens are generally superior compared to those sold inthe markets that are polluted by exposure to dust and insects and by handling.Moreover, if you grow your own vegetables, you can know for sure whether chemicals
have or have not been applied to them.