DepEd Santa Rosa City in partnership with East-West Seed Foundation and Toyota Motors Philippines Foundation launched the OMG-TSK, a six month program in EPP.  EWSF distributed garden tools, seeds, fertilizers, plastic mulch and modules to the six beneficiary schools. The program will empower the six beneficiary elementary schools to continuously grow and harvest vegetables, through reliable and scientific practices.

 As kick-off activity, a 3-day training was conducted entitled “Train the Trainers on School Based Vegetables Production”, held at Dita Elementary School on July 5-7, 2016.  The said endeavour was spearheaded by the EPS in EPP Dr. Edwina Nabo, Mr. Jason Sagaysay, SocMob SEPS , and Ms. Helen A. Ramos, the Schools Division Superintendent. Participants in

the training were the EPP and Gulayan sa Paaralan Coordinators of the six identified schools. They were expected to:  distinguish the basic principles on vegetables gardening/production; acquire basic skills and proper techniques on crop management to sustain vegetables production; develop an action plan as guide for schools’ program implementation; and acquire basic knowledge on other vegetables gardening approaches.

The hands-on activity on seed sowing, plastic mulching, application of soil fertilizers, trellis construction and transplanting of seedling were introduced to the participants for them to experience it.

OMG-TSK is a relevant and timely undertaking deemed significant in uplifting the welfare of our school youths.

Edwina C. Nabo, Ph.D
EPS-TLE, SDO- Sta. Rosa City