SM Group Rolls Out Urban Farming Initiative in SM Supermalls
by: The Beat Asia
July 15, 2023
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a large plot of land to start your own garden. In fact, even if you live in the city, you can still plant and cultivate your own produce.
To empower communities and raise awareness of environmental consciousness, the SM Group has launched an urban farming initiative through the SM Foundation's Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan on Sustainable Agriculture Program (KSK-SAP). The initiative was launched on July 7 at SM North EDSA and will be rolled out to 21 more SM Supermalls.
Through this initiative, the SM Group aims to help turn urban spaces into thriving gardens by providing training on urban farming techniques, lectures on product development, and basic accounting. Empowering others to try their hand at urban farming aligns with the late Henry Sy Sr.'s vision of helping individuals create possible income sources while contributing to the country's overall environmental sustainability.
The urban farming initiative is a collaborative effort between KSK-SAP, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Department of Agriculture, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, the SM Foundation, and SM Supermalls, among others.
Since 2007, KSK-SAP has been working with various government agencies and partner farm schools to train thousands of individuals and impart knowledge on rural and urban farming.
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