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DA’s backyard gardening gets boost with DepEd CDO’s pet plant project

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–Schools in Cagayan de oro City, including Pagatpat National High School (PNHS), strengthen DA’s advocacy to engage in backyard gardening amid the ongoing pandemic thru the ‘My Pet Plant’ project.

The initiative of the Department of Education (DepEd)-CDO is seen as a psychosocial activity that students can productively and safely do while integrating it to their school subjects, as they adopt a modular mode of learning triggered by the COVID-19 health crisis.

In support, the Department of Agriculture–Regional Field Office (DA-RFO)-10 thru Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga turned over 150 packets of Sinigang composed of Radish, Kangkong, Tomato, Pole Sitaw and Okra seeds to Jovel P. Flores, Teacher I of PNHS.

The granted request is in time for the distribution of said provisions during the parents’ orientation of the said project. 

“With the given seeds, children can nurture and monitor the growth and development of plants,” Flores said.

He added that DA has extended a great help with the provision of free seeds.

Aligned with DA’s Plant, Plant, Plant Program (Agri 4Ps), the ‘My Pet Plant’ project is on track towards contributing to sustained food production, accessibility, and affordability, especially during this trying time.

As of August 3, a total of 3,608 vegetable seed packets were distributed to various city schools for the said project. (DA10/PIA10)

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