December 7, 2021- Bulacan State University through the Project Fostering Robust Organic Agriculture
Sustainable Technology (FROAST) officially donated 3 units of water pump and 1 unit of Dehydrator among the selected beneficiaries of FROAST. Deeds of donation were formally signed during the event. Present on the signing are selected BulSU Administrators led by the University President, Dr. Cecilia S. Navasero Gascon. Also present in the signing are the Vice President for Research Development and Extension, Engr. Erwin DR. Magsakay; Dr. Elizabeth A. Chua, Director for Extension Services and Project Leader of FROAST; Ms. Noemi F. Gatchalian, Assistant Director for Extension Support Services; Dr. Emerlita S. Naguiat, Dean of the College of Business Administration and Prof. Maria S. Bulaong, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters.
The recipients of the 3 units of gasoline-operated water pumps are the organic farm associations, Samahan ng Mamamayan para sa Kalikasan ng Biak na Bato (SAMAKABA); IPs Asean; and Briquettor Association of the Philippines Inc. while the Munting Paraiso ni Yoly Farm received the Food Dehydrator.
The duration of the agreement will be valid for a period of one-year. After the awarding ceremony is the training on Discovery and Production of Organic Novel Products attended by selected BulSU representatives and partner farm associations. It was facilitated by Ms. Yolanda C. Riguer, Trainer and Owner of Munting Paraiso ni Yoly Farm. She demonstrated how to dehydrate various herbs namely, Tarragon, Hibiscus and Gotu Cola, these vitamin-enriched herbs can be used as main component of tea. There was also a cooking demonstration of organic pasta using freshly picked farm ingredients.
As of now, Ms. Yolanda C. Riguer is still on the process of improving and crafting organic novel products.
Also present in the event are selected faculty members from the College of Business Administration; The College of Science; and selected staff from OVPRDE and the College of Arts and Letters.