A green craze swept our households during the COVID-19 pandemic. Without the option to work or hang out elsewhere, many of us spent time indulging in home-friendly hobbies. A noticeable demographic began turning into plantitos and plantitas. Now, fruit trees occupy once idle lots while potted greens decorated our porches.
It is easy to see how the trend rose. The plantito badge itself reflects the bond we develop with greens because they know how to gratify us. While they wilt with insufficient or improper care, plants reward outstanding handling with some bright, colorful blooms and lush greeneries. As living décor, they lend vibrance and breathe life into our homes.
Even science proves the benefits we get from plants. They help filter the air we breate, provide insulation and boost both immunity and psyche. Thus, they help alleviate diseases plaguing both body and mind, from some cancers and psychological distress to mood and lifestyle disorders. When we eat food from our own gardens, we also eat healthier and make huge savings.
Gardening also enriches relationships among families and communities, as people learn to help, trust and collaborate with one another. That interpersonal dimension contributes to the ability of plants to put us at ease.
All these benefits encourage home gardeners to continue their passion—just what Sonya’s Garden in Alfonso, Cavite, has been advocating. A popular destination that has drawn acclaim for its relaxing bed and breakfast and selection of healthy food items, Sonya’s Garden now also provides ways for plant parents to deepen their love for flora: more plants for the garden and more know-how to keep them blooming.
Sonya’s Garden sells and delivers seeds, potted plants, even soil and compost. You may be interested in flowering plants like forget-me-not, ylang-ylang and bougainvillea; or succulents, herbs and vegetables. Add home remedies to your mix of greens—aloe vera, lemongrass, thyme, oregano and chilis. Avail of promos when you order in bulk.
The garden is also giving us a rare chance to learn its secrets from no less than Sonya Garcia, the destination’s well-known owner. Avail of the three-day masterclass scheduled on Oct. 9 to 11 where she will tackle techniques in natural farming, seed propagation, transplanting, composting and product development, among others.
A sure seal of approval is the listing of Sonya’s Garden as an organic crop producer in the directory of Villar SIPAG, together with other farm destinations, learning sites and Tesda-accredited centers that agriculture enthusiasts, trainees and tourists can go to for worthwhile experiences.
For inquiries, contact Cristy at 09175335140 or visit its website sonyasgarden.com
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