Thursday, July 12, 2007

What Started It All

The Farm

See that picture on the left? A patch of land neglected for years. Neglected by humans that is, but not by Nature. Some of you might see a land full of weeds, with some bananas and cassava which are uncared for. For us, we see what’s beneath all those plants. What we see is rich living soil with a healthy soil food web. We can only imagine the activities taking place secretly under those leaves. All those insects, worms, nematodes, protozoa, fungi and bacteria, working together to create a balance only nature can orchestrate. This is the perfect location to start a diverse, organic, sustainable and eco-friendly farm.

The View

This piece of earth is located at Candelaria, province of Quezon, 117 kilometers from the busy streets of the metro. The farm has a view of Mt. Banahaw, a dormant volcano and considered to be sacred by the local residents, beside it is the mysterious Mt. Cristobal.

This might not be the right time to invite you guys but if you live nearby you are very welcome to drop by. For you guys surfing the web, we will try our best to show you how we’re going to transform this patch of land into a small farm producing healthy, clean and safe food.


renan said...

nice blog.

i'm not a fan of organic farming, but i have the utmost respect for those who practice it.

last year i started gardening---mostly herbs, some veggies. sadly, i don't have a backyard. living in an apartment sucks. so all my plants are growing in containers.

i love visiting websites like yours. its inspiring just looking at the pictures.

i'm also from candelaria (i'm currently in reno, nv). mt banahaw always reminds me of home.

where in candelaria are you guys, if you don't mind me asking?

good luck.

Raymond and Mariel......................................... said...

Thank you very much for visiting our blog. I happy to know that living in an apartment doesn't stop you from planting herbs.

Our farm is located at San Isidro, about ten kilometers from the main highway but we have a house just behind the town hall of Poblacion (I hope I got it right).

Keep on planting... and keep on visiting... :)

Anonymous said...

i am a student of university of the east caloocan campus.

I am an accountancy student currently doing a feasibility study about putting up a farm. im so fortunate to see your blog.

Raymond and Mariel......................................... said...

Thank you for reading our blog. If you have any question, just send us an e-mail or post your question in the comments section.

We hope you learn something... :)