Monday, December 18, 2017

The Widest Greenery Festival: Go Green with Hortikultura 2018


Modernization has the biggest role in today's society. With so much inventions, hard tasks are now easier to do. Buildings, condominiums and shopping malls are growing within the city. Vehicles are currently in its largest count compared to years ago that affects the traffic situation and increasing air pollution in the urban areas, thus can cause an increase in worsening people's health condition.

So how can we escape this impending health hazard? With plants of course! Plants have this powerful ability to cleanse our air off the harmful substances, particularly Carbon Dioxide (CO2). The more plants, the better.  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 Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. (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" on February 2- 11, 2018 at Quezon City Memorial Circle. There will be a massive greenery festival that will showcase their own endemic and hybrid plants. Celebrated annually, the Horikultura 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 knows and how’s.

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Here are some of the 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 aqua scape vivarium exhibit
  • Garden tour
  • Daily raffle
  • Acoustic nights
  • Daily lecture and workshops
  • Orchids aseptic culture exhibit 

One of the goals of PHSI is 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 2 million pesos! So set your calendars for one of the country’s widest  greenery festival, the Hortikultura 2018!

Looking for a unique and refreshing gift for your loved ones this Yuletide season, Christmas plant bundles are also the “in” thing today and are available. Going green is almost everyone’s goal nowadays, so why not help your loved ones get a head start by giving them a Christmas plant bundle instead? Feel free to visit their Facebook page for more information.

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