Hurrah, a celebration jig! We just found out the kitchen garden at Capoyuan Elementary just won the Provincial Gulayan A Sapaaralan (School Garden) Competition! What fantastic news! Although we have only been working with the school for 2 months, we have already witnessed such an incredible transformation of this space with the help of all the students and staff. The judges were very impressed with all the new permaculture technologies the school had embraced and were excited to see the children learning about organic agriculture and healthy food. Check out the BEFORE and AFTER pics below.
Now that the judging is complete, we plan to take out the existing concrete garden beds, plastic and tyres that were in place before we arrived and replace them with natural shaped beds made from stones, earth-bags and clay. We are also looking forward to constructing a large earth-bag learning circle and seating area with the children that will provide a cool learning space to use in our lessons.
A BIG thanks to all the students for working so hard and all the staff who helped us with materials, translation and much more! CONGRATULATIONS CAPOYUAN ELEMENTARY!!