One such person is Sharon Julie Evangelista, a cancer survivor who has been gardening since her elementary days in Albay. In 2002, their family moved to Manila after she graduated from college, but this didn’t hinder Evangelista from continuing her passion for taking care of plants.
After four years of living in the metro, she was diagnosed with Stage IV uterine cancer and Stage III cervical cancer. A former operations manager in a multinational company, she realized that her working environment was a contributing factor to her sickness. Aside from being stressed, pressured, and exposed to pollution caused by chemicals, she was also accustomed to an unhealthy lifestyle brought about by eating processed food.
Despite her condition, she still managed to maintain her garden. This was Evangelista’s way to divert her attention away from the pain that she felt. As per the gardener, smelling the flowers and singing songs of praise and worship while gardening helped her to heal and recover fast. She added that gardening gives her physical and emotional strength.
Her plants became a reliable partner during her recovery stage. It took two years for the cancer cells in her body to disappear and for new cells to develop. During this time, Evangelista also had to completely change her lifestyle; she avoided stress and began to eat healthy.
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AS PER THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (DA), Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) is a set of guidelines to ensure safety and quality in fruit and vegetable production. A webinar series hosted by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Central Luzon talks about these Good Agricultural Practices, particularly for corn farming.
FORMER SALES ASSOCIATE NOW RUNS HIS OWN SEEDLING BUSINESS WITHOUT OWNING LAND
AS OPPOSED to what many people think, one doesn’t have to buy a lot in order to start a farm business. Arnel Tandang, 50, operations manager and owner of AGT Seedlings Supply, proves that establishing an agricultural enterprise is possible even if you don’t own property.
SECOND TIME'S A CHARM: NORTH COTABATO FARMER FINDS PROFIT IN NATURAL FARMING
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PASSION FOR COFFEE LED A UK NATIONAL TO START A PLANTATION IN BATANGAS
COFFEE has become an important element in starting one’s day. A fresh cup can awaken the senses and help many face the day. Apart from this, the beverage has a wide range of flavors and aromas that people can change according to their preference. Still, the taste of pure, quality coffee can speak for itself even without sugar, cream, and other additions.
FARMING FAMILY TURNS COCONUT PLANTATION INTO THRIVING INTEGRATED FARM
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REVOLUTIONIZING PHILIPPINE FISH FARMING AQUACULTURE COMPANY GROWS TILAPIA IN INDOOR CONCRETE TANKS
WHEN ENGAGING IN BUSINESS, it pays to have a competitive edge or unique selling point to be able to rise above competitors in the market. These advantages can come in different forms such as products, services, and technology.
HOMEOWNER TURNS THEIR STORAGE AREA INTO A REFRESHING DINING AND GARDEN SPACE
A HOME holds a special place in Filipino culture. It’s both an area for personal relaxation as well as for entertaining guests.
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THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BUKIDNON have been growing coffee for a long time, but it wasn’t until 2017 that their efforts were recognized on an international scale.
A PRIMER ON FREE RANGE CHICKEN PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT PART 1: BREEDS AND HOUSING
CHICKENS are the main source of some dinner table essentials such as eggs and meat. To meet the large demand of products, most chicken farms breed their chickens indoors in wire cages or similar conditions to properly manage the layers or broilers.
Farming In Times Of Pandemic
One of the most pleasant surprises of the pandemic is the sudden trend of urban gardening and backyard farming. The scarcity of some basic supplies, coupled with the “stay at home” policy has encouraged people to get interested in growing their own food.
A sign of God’s protection right when she needed it
WOUNDS AND THE WOMB
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HOW NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS TREAT TOXIN EXPOSURE
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IN SEASON Chickpeas (GARBANZO BEANS)
Chickpeas appear in early recordings in Turkey well over 5000 years ago. India produces the most chickpeas worldwide but they are grown in more than 50 countries. An excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, B vitamins, and some minerals, they are a nutritious staple of many diets. The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cancer, referring to the plant family of legumes, Fabaceae. It is also known by its popular Spanish-derived name, the garbanzo bean. Kidney beans, black beans, lima beans, and peanuts are other familiar foods found in this legume family.
8 SUPERSMART SUPERFOODS Your Kids Will Love
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The Power of Determination
When you make up your mind and refuse to settle for anything less, you emit a clear signal that summons all of the resources of the Universe to help you succeed.