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Inauguration of Urban Agri Hydro Hub Learning Center (Oct. 13, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 13 October 2021

Agriculture Secretary graced the newly-inaugurated “Urban Agri Hydro Hub Learning Center” on October 13, 2021 at The Pop Up Katipunan in Quezon City.

The project is a collaboration of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Philippine Association of Agriculturists, Inc. (PAA), University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Institute of Biology, and The Freshest.

Joining the Secretary were: DA Food Security Ambassador James Reid, PAA Chair Roberto Ranola, Jr., DA Spokesperson and Asst. Secretary Noel Reyes, and Fiona Faulkner and Jeff Oh of The Freshest.

The Learning Center is composed of two facilities: 1) the hydrofarm, which can grow 576 heads of lettuce or about 18 kilograms per lifecycle, and 2) the Hydro Hub lecture hall. Lectures on hydroponics, vegetarian/vegan culinary demonstrations, and pop-ups will be regularly conducted at the Center. (Photo by Adonis Buhayan, DA-AFID)