Monday, March 24, 2008

Herb Help!

We planted these herbs without any idea on what to do with them... :D






Graveyard for dead leaves

We were laughing while this vermicomposting bin was being built. It really looked like a graveyard. :)
In this "graveyard", dead leaves will come to life...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Daily DOSE Cake

We've met Penny during the last minutes of a wedding expo last month. She creates amazing cakes. We told her about Daily DOSE Farm and gave her a business card. She said she'll visit this blog as soon as she's on-line. She was intrigued and became interested in organic farming. A couple of weeks later, we received a text message from her saying she made a cake based on the concept "farm" and based on the Daily DOSE Farm logo. I can't believe how she did it 'till I saw the actual cake...


Truly, an "Edible work of art"

Penny is the owner of "The Pastry Studio"

Visit her site at:

Friday, March 7, 2008

What a Windy Week!!!

The wind is really giving our plants a hard time. Our mulch (dried leaves) are all over the place. Insects (both beneficial and pests) are no where to be found.

But still, Arnold was brave enough to climb a coconut tree :)

Planting by the MOON

According to the moon and stars (and this book), last Tuesday was a great day to plant root crops. So we planted some carrots, radishes and can you guess what's in the picture below?


Monday, March 3, 2008

Trainer's Training on Organic Agriculture and Certification

Here are some Group Pics from the Trainer's Training on Organic Agriculture and Certification, held last February 29 to March 2, 2008 at University of the Philippines, Los BaƱos, Laguna:

On the first two days, we talked about Organic Agriculture in our country, how organic fruits, vegetables and livestock should be produced, health benefits of organic food, Biodynamics, and my favorite, Agnihotra. The second day's topics were about organic certification and inspection.

On the third day, we went to visit some sites in UPLB, the photo above shows UPLB's sorghum plantation [not organic :( ]. We also visited Dr. Ted Mendoza's Odorless Hogs and his Farm. As our last activity, we went to Dr. Pamela Fernandez's beautiful garden where she practice Biodynamics and Agnihotra.
We also went to IRRI. IRRI stands for International Rice Research Institute, but to Organic Farmers it means something else... :) Ask and organic farmer if you want to know... :)

To my classmates (during the training), if you want to see more pictures, please send me you e-mail address so I can e-mail the pictures to you. my e-mail is:


No tricks! this is a real water melon.

It may be small, but when I sliced it, its was red and ripe!

and sweet!