This research was conducted at the top 5 Elementary Schools in Ilocos Norte namely, Tubburan Elementary School- Bacarra, Parang Elementary School- Sarrat, Bimmanga Elementary School- Currimao, Benigno Macadaeg Memorial Elementary School- Batac, and Cayetano Bumanglag Elementary School- San Nicolas for the school year 2012-2013, involving 23 teachers, 5 from Tubburan Elementary School, 5 from Parang Elementary School, 4 from Bimmanga Elementary School, 4 from Benigno Macadaeg Memorial Elementary School, and 5 from Cayetano Bumanglag Elementary School. Those schools were given by the Department of Education, Division Office of Ilocos Norte. The said respondents were asked to share their personal perspective on the research topic. To supplement the gathered data from the respondents, the researchers accumulated related informations, principles, theories and results of related researchers from available published references from the library and the internet.
This research was conducted to determine the effects of Bio-intensive Gardening in the Top 5 Elementary Schools in Ilocos Norte. Its main goal is to know the perceptions of the teachers about BIG particularly for the benefits of the pupils.
This study although it is simple and brief can serve as a guideline for other elementary schools and future teachers. In like manners, current teachers and future teachers will also know the effects of BIG its advantages and disadvantages (if it has). Future teachers (like us) can have a brief knowledge regarding BIG and how can it help the school and most specially the pupils’ love in nature (gardening) and fresh vegetables. Future teachers can also have knowledge on the activities to be conducted regarding BIG, on the plants to be planted, on the people to be involved and most specially the different unique ways of preserving and sustaining BIG.
Through Bio-intensive Gardening in the schools, it can be an epitome in the community and train the pupil’s skill and interest regarding nature. The main purpose of this research, however, is to educate and impart knowledge to the future teachers on the effects of Bio-intensive gardening on the top 5 elementary schools in Ilocos Norte.