Teachers and students of Guantian Junior High School went to the water chestnut fields to harvest water chestnuts. The proceeds from selling water chestnuts are donated to disadvantaged students in the school, and they also become the promoters of local agriculture through food and agriculture education.

(Photo by reporter Wang Hanping)

[Reporter Wang Hanping/Tainan Report] Teachers and students of Guantian Junior High School went to the water chestnut fields to harvest water chestnuts. The proceeds from the sale of water chestnuts are donated to the disadvantaged students in the school, and they have also become the promoters of local agriculture through food and agriculture education.

Many years ago, Guantian Junior High School, with the assistance of the public office, opened up a paddy field farm on the campus, and used the method of rotation of rice and water chestnut. With the assistance of the Four Health Association of the Guantian District Farmers Association, it carried out food and agriculture education on local agricultural specialties. Students Every year, I also assist in the planting, management, and harvesting of water chestnut and rice, and have an in-depth experience of local agricultural specialties.

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Jing Shilong, Principal of Guantian Junior High School, and Lin Dingyi, Director-General of Guantian District Farmers Association, led the students to go to the fields, wearing frog costumes to explore and pick water chestnuts. The season of water chestnuts is coming to an end, and today is the last round of harvesting. Qingnong Hu Yujian is in charge of explaining and guiding.

The harvested water chestnuts are filtered through submerged water, and then the quality of water chestnuts is screened. Lin Dingyi pointed out that water chestnuts and rice are the main agricultural industries in Guantian. In order to let local students know more about local agricultural products, the farmers association Actively assisting junior high schools and elementary schools in food and agriculture education experience has achieved good results, and we hope that the cooperation will continue.

Teachers and students of Guantian Junior High School went to the water chestnut fields to harvest water chestnuts. The proceeds from selling water chestnuts are donated to disadvantaged students in the school, and they also become the promoters of local agriculture through food and agriculture education.

(Photo by reporter Wang Hanping)