Greener environment seen with water-based bonsai-A A +A
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
ANGELES CITY -- The inventor of an indoor water-based plant launched an exhibit here at the Angeles City Hall to promote his groundbreaking invention that aims to promote a greener and healthier environment at a minimal cost.
Edwin Dela Torre, inventor of the water-bonsai technology, presented his idea to the Angeles City Sped Center during their celebration of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week.
He was recently given an opportunity by the local government to hold an exhibit here, which was met with a very favorable response by officials and city hall employees.
In an interview, Dela Torre shared his experiences throughout the development and promotion of the water-bonsai.
Dela Torre said that he is really hopeful that a local government would pick up the development and production of the technology as it would be a very effective response to the issues brought about by climate change.
During the exhibit, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan referred Dela Torre’s work to the city’s agriculture office and Task-Force One-Million Trees program, so that it can get the support it needs.
“Right now, with over hundreds of thousands of trees planted, the task force is currently facing the challenge of not having enough ground to plant on. However, with Dela Torre’s invention, we could continue planting Angeles City and make it one of the greenest places in the country, if not the world,” Pamintuan said.
The mayor added that, together with Dela Torre, they will work on holding seminars within the 33 barangays of the city so that they can promote the production and development of the water bonsai technology on a much wider scale.
To make the water bonsai, plant cuttings can be used that would be placed in a container with the bonsai solution (water & Dela Torre’s own powdered grower mixture). The solution allows the plant to grow even in the absence of soil and sunlight.
Dela Torre suggests that these plants can be displayed inside homes and offices.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) Central Luzon office will hold a bigger exhibit and seminar on the water-bonsai on September 28, 2013, 2 p.m. at the MarQuee Mall Activity Center.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 18, 2013.