Zonta Club of Makati and Environs


City Planter

August 6, 2020

Because of the pandemic, access to food has been limited that everyone has to rely on food delivery service. The concern for food safety has increased drastically. As COVID-19 affects every consumer and producer, many are wondering how to safely shop, access, and prepare food to minimize transmission of coronavirus. The solution? Urban agriculture through small-scale vegetable gardens!

In this second episode of a series of talks, ZCME asks Vegepod Philippines’ Evonne Hui to talk about growing your food organically in the urban setting. Evonne Hui is a work-at-home mom of three kids. She is the managing partner of Grapevine Asia, a boutique risk consultancy specializing in due diligence and corporate investigations in China, and is also in charge of the urban agriculture business of her husband’s company Nexgen Asia, the exclusive distributor of Vegepod in the Philippines.

Vegepod Raised Garden Bed Kits give you the best of both worlds and more. You get the size of a raised garden bed with all the benefits of container gardening. Not only that, but you also get the benefit of a raised garden bed cover that extends growing seasons and accelerates plant growth. Garden maintenance is minimal and watering is only required during the early stages of plant growth. Vegepod Raised Garden Bed Kits are simply the easiest way to grow your vegetables. They’re perfect whether you’re living in a high-rise condo with limited space or a house with a backyard. They have a self-watering technology with a wicking system that waters the plants from below. That means your veggies can last weeks without watering. The Vegepod will enable each household to reduce their spending on food without compromising their health and nutrition. Because access to fresh, healthy, and safe food, the Vegepod has never been more important.

The Vegepod was launched in the Philippines last September 2019 has gained since then a cult following from celebrity homemakers like Daphne Oseña-Paez, Cheska Garcia-Krammer, Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo and a lot more.

Get to know more about this award-winning self-contained raised garden beds in this video: