The Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC) Foundation Inc. has tapped RU Foundry and Machine Shop Corp. (RUFMSC) for its food sustainability project for the marginalized sector.
NVC has initiated the “Garden of Hopes” to create edible gardens in unused or empty urban lots in Bacolod City.
To prepare the gardens, the nongovernment organization tapped the resources of RUFMSC, which dispatched a technical team to share their expertise in the development and preparation of the planting site.
The team brought its agricultural shredder, where a prototype of the first-ever Filipino-made diesel engine is mounted.
The shredder is the versatile agricultural and industrial equipment specifically designed to accelerate and hasten the decomposition of organic waste, greens, and other biodegradable materials.
The team also brought a batch of African night crawlers that will be used to prepare the vermibeds.
NVC thanked RUFMSC owner Ramon Uy and his daughter, Michelle Uy-Cammayo, for the use of its shredder and the jumpstart batch of worms for the vermibeds.
Meanwhile, the first locally-made machine is a single-cylinder type 12-horsepower diesel engine, which is tough and reliable to be mounted and utilized on different agricultural machineries.
The engine is expected to provide the required power to propel or operate different agricultural machineries and equipment, which can help hasten the implementation of the national government’s farm mechanization program.*