During the August to October exposure of Team Molos, gardening was one of the priority projects of their malnutrition health plan. Establishing a communal garden along with advocating backyard gardening to the residents of the barangay was a strategy which aims to address the problem in malnutrition by providing additional source of nutritional food to the under 5 population. It was a long process, from proposing of a communal garden to conducting a gardening seminar to the community people then the actual clean-up mission and procurement of seeds and organic fertilizer. It was tiring but worth it!
Among the many activities of the group, one notable project was the clean-up drive of the communal garden. After being given the site for the communal garden the group immediately went for ocular survey, and then while the group was at the site, the group almost lost hope. There was really a long way to go, a lot of trees to put down and a lot of herbs and overgrown grass to cut down. There was indeed negativity among each one. Hence, given the situation, the group requested for assistance from the community and a clean-up drive was scheduled.
On the morning of scheduled day, there was fear and anxiety because the group really did not have an idea whether enough people will come to help. Then there it was, a lot of people came, it was like flood water coming down from the mountains flooding the area with people. It was a wonderful sight, all those people helping each with one goal and that is to clean the garden. Experiencing bayanihan was breathtaking thing. It made us realize nothing is impossible if everybody is working together and helping each other.