Living in the city has always had its perks. From the bustling economy, a wide range of shopping malls to choose from to the sleepless rendezvous. But once in a while, you’d be telling yourself that you’d need a breather! With the countless room for opportunities, the metro has its dark, looming side, air pollution that is!
So how can you escape this impending health hazard? With plants of course! Plants have this powerful ability to cleanse our air of off the harmful substances, particularly carbon dioxide. The more plants the better of course! Apart from cleaning the air that we breathe in, plants also lend a very calming and refreshing ambiance. Studies show that indulging your peepers in anything green is a form of relaxation. The Yuletide season is upon us and plants are unique and refreshing presents for your loved ones as well!
Since we are in the metro spawned by massive buildings and edifices how can we go about introducing more greeneries into our homes and environment?
The Philippine Horticultural Society Inc or PHSI is a non-profit organization of plant lovers whose advocacy is to spread, once again, the enthusiasm for plants. Some of the organization’s mission is to promote the preservation and conservation of native plant species, to promote awareness and appreciation of plant life and to promote affiliation with international plant communities. With the efforts of the PHSI, the metro will hopefully breathe fresher air again. It can always begin in our own homes and communities! In line with this advocacy, the PHSI will be holding a “grand greenery event” in February 2018!
On Feb 2-11, a massive greenery festival will showcase our own endemic and hybrid plants. Celebrated annually, the Hortikultura Filipina 2018 will also showcase several gardening and horticultural practices in Manila. If you are aching to grow out your own garden in your homes but don’t know how this is the perfect event for you! As per the organization, you need not be a plant expert or one with the so-called “green thumb “to cultivate your own garden. You just need to know the basic know’s and how’s. Looking for a unique and refreshing gift for your loved ones this Yuletide season? Christmas plant bundles are the “in” thing today. Going green is almost everyone’s goal nowadays, why not help your loved ones get a head start by giving them a Christmas plant bundle instead? This is one of the goals of the organization, to make gardening and cultivation of plants accessible to everyone! To keep up the excitement, we’ve heard that they are also going to showcase some plant species that may cost up to 2M pesos (eyes popping!) So set your calendars for one of the country’s widest greenery festival, the HORTIKULTURA 2018.
Activities to expect at HORTIKULTURA 2018:
TRADE FAIR, ORNAMENTAL POTTED PLANTS COMPETITION, STREET DANCING, INSTALLATION ART, PHOTO EXHIBIT OF PHILIPPINE ORCHID SPECIES, BONSAI EXHIBIT, TERRARIUM, AQUASCAPE VIVARIUM EXHIBIT, GARDEN TOUR, DAILY RAFFLE, ACOUSTIC NIGHTS, DAILY LECTURE AND WORKSHOP, ORCHIDS ASEPTIC CULTURE EXHIBIT, DAILY RAFFLE.
For more information, can visit their Facebook page, Philippine Horticultural Society, Inc.