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Division of Rizal

District of Taytay II

Every year, the Division of Rizal is searching for the best implementers of the
Gulayan sa Paaralan Program to establish and promote agricultural arts program. This
program aims to improve and increase vegetable production and consumption of food
which are applicable to their homes and important for their household security. It also aims
to establish school gardens to serve as main source of food to sustain supplementary
feeding. It also showcase small-scale production models in schools to be replicated in the

As we all know, most of the learners in any places of our country belong to poor
families and have greater possibility of dropping out in their basic education just because
of hunger and malnutrition in school and besides helping their parents to earn a living.
Furthermore, the health and nutrition of these learners are crucial factor affecting their
academic performance. So the municipality of Taytay through the Municipal Agriculture
Office (MAO) help the schools by providing different varieties of seedlings to be planted by
the pupils and supervises by their EPP teachers.

Gulayan sa Paaralan is one of the activities that is very crucial to make our
vegetables free from destruction and make it appoint that pupils understand the
importance of vegetables in our body. Teacher does explain to every pupil to eat nutritious
food. Primarily eating vegetables can make our body stronger and free from diseases. It is
also part of Department of Education yearly activity, they want to pursue and implement
this program to every school to support and preserve our environment as well as our
natural resources. Trees, plants and vegetables are very important in our ecosystem, it is
a source of raw materials for medicine, they are also source of food, and they protect us
from flood so it is very crucial to maintain a healthful environment. The variety of
vegetables planted in Muzon Elementary School are eggplant, okra, mustard, pechay,
radish, saluyot, sponge gourd, tomatoes, horse radish, sili, ginger, cucumber, pandan,
peanut (legumes), cassava/sweet potato (root crops). We also have fruit bearing trees
such as Mangoes, Star apple, Santol, Papaya, Banana and Avocado. Teachers as well as
the pupils find accurate place suited for the vegetables so that it will grow faster and safe.
This activity enlightens and teaches our beloved pupils to plant more vegetables not only
in the school premises but also to the community. By having Gulayan sa Paaralan pupils
will learn to plant vegetables in their backyard that can be a source of food by their family.



Principal III