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Edible landscaping yields organic food in AboitizLand residential communities

AboitizLand, through Kishanta, Pristina North, and Almiya residential communities, is partnering with vecinos (Spanish for neighbors; AboitizLand’s term for their homeowners) in showing how beautiful food can be by mixing ornamental plants with vegetables, herbs, and fruit-bearing trees.

Edible landscaping or urban farming is being implemented in all AboitizLand residential projects as a signature feature. Kishanta, located in Talisay City, Cebu, is one of the first residential projects in the country to adopt the edible landscaping technology.

By making food as “local” as possible, farmto- table carbon emissions are avoided and the community is involved in growing food in a limited space and sharing the bounty. Proceeds are plowed back to maintain the landscape and buy more seedlings for the community garden.

AboitizLand’s Community Stewards Team (CST) is spearheading the initiative and has started sowing seeds for Pristina North community in Talamban, Cebu City and Ajoya in Cordova, Lapu-Lapu City. Using organic farming tools, both edible gardens will also utilize coffee grounds from vecinos to be used as fertilizers.