Angeles distributes veggie seedlings to public schools
The Angeles City government has started distributing organic vegetable seedlings to the city’s 53 public schools under the “Gulayan sa Paaralan” program of Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr.
“Yung mga garden at vacant lot po sa mga schools natin, maaaring pagtamnan ng gulay. Once namunga po ang gulayan, maaari pang mapagkuhanan ng makakain o maluluto ng ating mga guro at magulang. Hindi na kailangang bumili,” he said in a statement.
The program comes in time for the kick-off of Brigada Eskwela, marking the upcoming start of the school year.
“Kapag din po nagkaroon na muli ng face-to-face classes, maaari itong matutunang mapangalagaan at mapalago ng ating mga students,” the mayor said.
Staff of the Angeles City Economic Development Investment and Promotions Office and the City Agriculture Office turned over 720 assorted seedlings to the schools, including 180 sili, 180 talong, and 360 okra.
Some 19 public schools received their seedlings on September 2.
The distribution of organic vegetable seeds in the remaining 34 public schools will follow.
Aside from the “Gulayan sa Paaralan” program, Lazatin also launched the adopt-a-community garden in the city’s rotundas where vegetable seedlings were planted and available to pick for public consumption.
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