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As part of their long-running focus on “People Economics”, IBON Foundation ran urban gardens in Manilla, based on the rural system of Bungkalan – collective land cultivation.
As well as demonstrating the food security and environmental benefits of this work through practical alternatives, IBON also launched a book (“Lahutay: a path to sustainability”) exploring the Alternative Learning Centre for Agricultural Development (ALCADEV).
The stories and photographs were added to by a poem, ‘we will green more backyards’ which you can read here.
From idle or sweat-and-blood-stained rural land greened by united farmers’ hands
To urban Church grounds, factory belts, mass housing patches, informal decks,
Add to the school plots, herb and vegetable walls, rooftops and flowerbeds,We are greening more backyards.
Swipe left to read the poem.