Last October 24-25, Globe Platinum customers took part in Homegrown Weekend, where they enjoyed virtual garden tours and workshops led by interior designer Danika Aguilar, and Chefs Chele González and Carlos Villaflor of Gallery by Chele. The event raised 357 World Vision school kits for children from Baseco Compound, Manila.
To kick-off the two-day event, Danika Aguilar hosted the Styled by Nature workshop on Saturday. The Nest Plant Studio owner and creative director gave a virtual tour of her favorite indoor plants while sharing the basics and practical tips in taking care of ornamental plants. With the live stream set in her own home, Danika demonstrated how to use plants to add more charm and energy to living spaces.
"I had a great afternoon seeing Globe Platinum customers so eager to know more about making their plants flourish. With so many questions about gardening, they were clearly very keen on becoming better plant parents," said Aguilar.
On Sunday, the Plant to Plate workshop was hosted by the dynamic duo behind the restaurant Gallery by Chele in BGC. Chefs Chele González and Carlos Villaflor toured the audience through their greenhouse at the restaurant, where they grow herbs and other ingredients used on their dishes. They showed the audience how to bring out flavors using a variety of edible plants when preparing a prawn salad, cooking steak, and much more.
"It takes time and work to grow your own garden for the kitchen," González reminded the audience during the session. "Once you get the knack of it, you're rewarded with a wonderful hobby and a sustainable food source."
While enjoying expert advice and practical tips, Globe Platinum customers were encouraged to adopt plants from an exclusive catalog. Every plant adopted is matched by Globe Platinum with a World Vision backpack filled with school supplies and learning modules approved by the Philippine Department of Education. While indulging their passion for plants during the Homegrown Weekend, Globe Platinum customers helped children of Baseco Compound, Manila continue learning at home. All the Platinum customers who attended the workshops also received a gift bag containing tools to care for their plants at home.
As part of the Globe Platinum #ForFutureHeroes campaign, Homegrown Weekend is not only an enjoyable perk for customers but more importantly a way for them to support vulnerable students in building a brighter future for themselves. To learn more about how you can help future heroes, visit glbe.co/forfutureheroes.