By Patricia Bianca S. Taculao 

The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI) Crop Research and Production Support Division (CRPSD) is giving away free seeds and seedlings to residents of Metro Manila to help them get started with their own edible home garden. 

For those interested, here’s how to claim the free seeds and seedlings:  

The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry is giving away free seeds and seedlings. (Graphic from DA-Bureau of Plant Industry on Facebook)

Walk-ins are allowed. For those in the metro, the seeds and seedlings are available for claiming at BPI branches in Malate and Quezon City during office hours. 

For pick-up via courier, clients must book from their preferred courier and shoulder the expenses. Only one set of seeds, or five vegetable seeds, is available per household. Five to 10 households from a particular location can avail of the seeds via courier. 

Those residing in the province can also claim the seeds from local government units such as Provincial or Municipal Agriculture Office, DA-Regional Field Offices (RFO), or BPI Centers in Baguio, Los Baños, Davao, Guimaras, and La Granja. 

The distribution of free seeds and seedlings are among the many actions done by the DA through its regional branches and extensions to get people to participate in its Plant, Plant, Plant Program which aims to create a food secure community by having people grow their own food at home. 

For more information, send an email to bpi.crpsd.planning@gmail.com or contact the following numbers: 

Telephone: 8525-7313 or 8524-0837

Cellphone: 09615344838 or 09615344831 (Smart)

      09565245187 (Globe) 

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