A total of 200 drug surrenderers from one city and three towns in Bulacan will be trained on vegetable production at the San Jose Del Monte Farm School from May to August this year. The training is a collaborative effort of the East-West Seed Foundation, the provincial government of Bulacan and the Villar Sipag Foundation which put up the farm school in San Jose del Monte.The training is divided into 12 weekly 2-day sessions where the participants will be taught the improved techniques of growing vegetables and other high-value crops. They will attend lectures and will also have hands-on experience in seedling production, land preparation, fertilization, pest control, irrigation, crop maintenance up to harvesting. They will also be assisted in putting up vegetable gardens in their own homes for their own consumption or for sale.
The 200 drug surrenderers come from San Jose del Monte, Marilao, Norzagaray and Angat. As of May 2017, the province has 38,035 surrenderers, according to the Bulacan Police Provincial Office.