Best School Vegetable Garden

The vegetable garden of Jose Rizal Elementary School in
Tondo, Manila, was adjudged the Best Vegetable Garden
under the Oh My Gulay – Tanim Sa Kaunlaran project  in
eight public elementary schools in Manila. Showing the
winner’s certificate is Dr. Estela Liwanag, principal of the
Jose Rizal Elementary School. The awarding was made during
a Community Day on April 11, 2012 attended by teachers,
students, parents, DepEd officials East-West Seed staff and other

visitors. East-West Seed Company provided the seeds and
 technical supervision of the project
Gerry Galgo and Romulo Marundan of East-West Seed Co. show
trays of eggplant and tomato seedlings displayed during the
Community Day at the Jose Rizal Elementary School in Tondo.

A Community Day was held on March 11, 2012 at the Jose Rizal Elementary School in Tondo, Manila, to show to the public the vegetables grown by students in an urban setting undertaken under the auspices of the Oh My Gulay project of Sen. Edgardo Angara in tandem with the Tanim sa Kinabukasan project of East-West Seed Company.
Eight elementary schools participated in the OMG-TSK project where vegetables are grown in plots as well as in containers. The object is to promote the interest of school kids to plant and eat vegetables for their own good health.
Under the scheme, donors of funds provide the cash requirements of the project. Then the students, under the guidance of East-West technicians do hands-on gardening.They plant improved varieties and production technologies to produce bountiful harvests.
At the end the program during the Community Day, awards were given to winners in various competition categories. These included outstanding student gardeners, best garden design, best adoptors, etc. There was also a competition in cooking vegetables. The winners brought home with them gifts in cash and in kind.

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