Headquartered in Mandaluyong, Urban Harvestry Inc. is the passion-project-turned-social-enterprise of landscape architect Manuel Francisco “Mackie” Bretaña. With his flagship product, Qubo, Mackie is able to apply landscape architectural concepts to small homes and workplaces throughout the city.
Inspired by the Philippine nursery rhyme “Bahay Kubo”, Qubo is a DIY garden kit that comes with your chosen seeds, cocopot (short for coconut pot), potting mix, pebbles, organic fertilizer, and a short manual on how to grow your herb garden. Although Qubo doesn’t carry all 18 veggies mentioned in the song, it does have a wide variety of herbs—such as Genovese basil, parsley, aragula, cilantro, oregano, garlic, peppermint, and many more! With its elegant packaging and unique concept, Qubo can also be bought as a giveaway or even as a thoughtful gift for the gardeners in your life.
Today, Urban Harvestry has fully transformed into a retail company focused on urban greenery and urban farming products. Mackie still shares his love and knowledge of nature through conducting workshops on urban agriculture and urban gardening.
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