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Pinoy agriculture worker in UAE cultivates fruits, vegetables for six years now

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An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, has been cultivating his home garden for six years now, which is helping him big time as the pandemic affected his work. 

27-year-old Dante Pineda came to the UAE in 2014 and since then, he found love for planting. An agriculture worker, he gained knowledge at work of planting pest control and used it to build his own garden home. 

“Nakita ko kasi may mga kasamahan ako na nagtatanim ng mga gulay, Filipino din po siya, kaya sinubukan ko rin,” he was quoted as saying by The Filipino Times. 

His garden had helped him especially during the onset of the pandemic. It helped him save money on food expenses when he was displaced from work due to the impact of Covid-19 on their business. 

“Napakaganda kapag may mga halamang tanim ka lalo na kapag mga gulay kasi bawas din gastusin. Kapag may mga bunga na at pwede na i-harvest, napakalaking tulong din ito ngayon pandemic lalo na sa mga nawalan ng work,” he added. 

Pineda’s home garden has petchay, kangkong, tanglad, squash, sili, tomatoes, ampalaya, malunggay, and eggplant, among others. 

He revealed that he uses camel feces as a natural fertilizer. He mixes it with soil to make his garden bloom even further. 

“Ngayong parating na winter, napakaganda magtanin ng mga gulay dito sa Al Ain. Para sa mga nais magtanim tiyaga lang, napakasarap ng gulay. Kahi nasa flat ka if wala kang bakuran pwede ka makapagtanim sa maliit na paso or lata,” he further added. 

Ryan Namia
Ryan Namia spends most of his days reading over drafts of new written content and determining which ones make the final cut for online and print publication. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2015 and has been writing since 2016. Got story to tell? Email him at eic@theglobalfilipinomagazine.com.

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