A Honolulu garden inspired by Dapitan

Published May 14, 2022, 7:00 AM

by Manila Bulletin

Philippine Consulate General in Hawaii inaugurates Hardin Ni Rizal

IN MEMORY OF RIZAL IN DAPITAN Consul General Emil Fernandez (fourth from right) welcomes the Hawaii Public Health Institute (HIPHI), the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA), and members of the diplomatic community to the launch of Hardin ni Rizal

Consul General Emil Fernandez inaugurated the Hardin ni Rizal on the grounds of the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu, during recent a tree planting ceremony. 

The activity is in support of the Hawaii Fund for Food Gardens project launched in partnership with the Hawaii Public Health Institute (HIPHI) led by Dr. Susan Mercado (left) and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA). The project aims to pool resources to support individuals, groups, and communities to grow their produce in the places where they live, work, learn, and play.

Hardin ni Rizal pays tribute to Dr. Jose P. Rizal who, while in exile from 1892 to 1896, pursued agricultural endeavors by planting fruit trees and coconuts on open land.

TREE PLANTING Consul General Emil Fernandez (center), assisted by Dr. Susan Mercado (second from left) of the Hawaii Public Health Institute, leads the tree planting ceremony at Hardin ni Rizal on the grounds of the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu

Five calamansi trees, native to the Philippines, were planted by Consulate officers and staff, partner institutions, and the consular community. Calamansi will also be the featured ingredient for restaurants participating in Filipino Food Week this June.

Hardin ni Rizal pays tribute to Dr. Jose P. Rizal who, while in exile from 1892 to 1896, pursued agricultural endeavors by planting fruit trees and coconuts on open land.

Parties wishing to apply for grants for their food garden may obtain information by contacting Rufino Dan Magliba of CNHA at [email protected].

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(Photos from Honolulu PCG)

 
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