A total of 277 plants were distributed during the Trees of Wellness roll-out in Motiong, Samar!
The local government and community of Motiong, Samar welcomed and supported HFI’s Trees of Wellness project for the preservation, conservation, propagation and sustainable utilization of native medicinal plants and trees relative to the creation of a healthy, clean, and vibrant community last July 2017.
HFI donated 180 native medicinal, fruit-bearing and flowering plants and trees such as tanglad, aloe vera, pandan, oregano, sili, rosal, dama de noche, sampaguita, santan, mayana, durian, guyabano, lanzones, mangosteen, rambutan, mangga, cacao, kape, and kalamansi while the Motiong Municipal Agricultural Office also distributed 47 seed packs of ampalaya, sitaw, pipino, monggo, patola, talong, kamatis, paminta, pechay, and kalabasa to promote intercropping.
Collaboration with the Samar Island Natural Park (SINP), known through their efforts in preserving and conserving the ecosystem of Samar, also resulted to the distribution of 50 indigenous dipterocarp species called tindalo and mamitin.
A medicinal plant garden was also established in the vicinity of the ALAGA KA Barangay Health Station (BHS) and Moting Municipal Hall using medicinal plants which are widely available in Brgy. Inalad, Motiong such as sambong, yerba buena, mansanilia, luyang dilaw, malunggay, niyog-niyogan, and takip kuhol.
Trees of Wellness is an HFI initiative that aims to minimize the impact of global environmental change and at the same to provide wellbeing, nutrients, healing, and livelihood for the communities.
Check out this article to see Trees of Wellness rollout in other HFI’s ALAGA KA areas.
See more photos during the tree planting activity in Motiong, Samar HERE.