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La Guerta Verde De ISAT U Contends for Top Spot in Provincial Gardening Competition

The Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) Leon Campus qualified as a finalist in the highly anticipated MoRProGRes Garden initiative organized by the Province of Iloilo. The campus’ ‘La Guerta Verde De ISAT U’ (The Green Garden of ISAT U) has captivated the attention of experts and gardening enthusiasts alike.

On March 15, 2024, the ‘La Guerta Verde De ISAT U’ received a special visit from a distinguished panel of experts tasked with validating and judging the competition entries. The panel included Dr. Mary Ann A. Baldove from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Joven Recto from the Department of Tourism, Renjo B. Debil, Leanne Lei Ramos, all representing the Philippine Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (PCCI).

The judging process involved a comprehensive evaluation of the garden’s design, plant diversity, sustainability practices, and overall aesthetics. The panel meticulously assessed each aspect, ensuring that the winning garden would serve as an exemplary model for urban gardening and environmental stewardship.

“We are thrilled to have qualified as a finalist in this prestigious competition,” expressed by Francis Sendin, faculty in charge of the La Guerta. “Our ‘La Guerta Verde De ISAT U’ is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, faculty, and staff, who have poured their hearts into creating a vibrant, sustainable, and educational green space within our campus.”

The MoRProGRes Garden initiative, launched by the Province of Iloilo, aims to promote urban gardening, food security, and environmental consciousness among the local community. By encouraging the establishment of productive and aesthetically pleasing gardens, the initiative seeks to inspire a greener and more sustainable future for the region.

As the judging process nears its conclusion, the anticipation builds for the announcement of the winning garden, expected in April. The ISAT U Leon Campus community remains hopeful that their ‘La Guerta Verde De ISAT U’ will be recognized for its exceptional design, cultivation practices, and commitment to environmental sustainability.

Regardless of the outcome, ISAT U Leon Campus’ participation in the MoRProGRes Garden initiative has already served as a source of inspiration and a valuable learning experience for students, fostering a deeper appreciation for urban gardening, food production, and environmental stewardship.

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