Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Amid pursues 'Gulayan sa Paaralan Program'

 By Katrina Cobsilen and Nicole Faustino

Photo from Rubelyn Piguron

Dr. Amid, Lagro High School’s principal sustained the Gulayan sa Paaralan Program, during this pandemic in Lagro High School, and made plantations for vegetables to promote sustainability and nurture nature.

“Si Ma’am Eva Perez ang nag motivate na magkaroon tayo ng urban gardening, at STE ang in-charge doon, dahil nga may Environmental Science tayo. Having Gulayan sa Paaralan has a positive impact on the economy and environment and also for the food security and production and also to promote urban gardening.” Thelma Valentino, Environmental Science teacher said.

Despite the pandemic, Dr. Amid decided to continue the program to make it an advantage especially for the school’s utility workers. Because of this, they had a source of food during the lockdown.

“Masaya ako na naisipan ng ating school principal at ng buong staff na magpagawa ng gulayan dahil bukod sa nakaganda ito sa school naging convenient din ito para sa buong staff, dahil nakatulong ito upang mapanatili ang healthy diet ng bawat isa at nadagdagan din ang aming kaalaman ukol sa pagaalaga ng mga halaman.” Rubelyn Piguron, one of LHS’ utility workers stated.

“Maganda na magkaroon ng Gulayan sa paaralan kasi this is where you can practice cultivation, lalo na kayong mga students, para malaman niyo yung kahalagahan ng pagtatanim at ano ang maidudulot sa inyo nito.” Thelma Valentino stated.

Dr. Amid considers urban gardening as an encouragement for learners to apply their knowledge to reality by allowing them to start doing things out at school which can help students develop an interest in agriculture after experiencing cultivation through urban gardening.

“As a student who experienced urban gardening due to Environmental Science, I realized that urban gardening helps us, students, to see the results of our decisions and actions because it is difficult to plant especially since we need consistency in watering the plant and monitoring it every day but in the end, it is all worth it because we can see our hard work. Having urban gardening at school has helped me to better understand the importance of gardening to our health, environment, and our community.” Grade 10 STE student Jennie Lacson, stated.

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