DISPLACED EVENTS PROFESSIONAL TURNS TO FARMING AFTER THE CLOSURE OF HIS BUSINESS
Agriculture|November - December 2020
SINCE COVID-19 has put face-to-face gatherings to a halt, the events industry has continuously been suffering from the effects of the crisis, adding to the rising unemployment rate in the country.
VINA MEDENILLA

To adjust to this situation, Arby Bautista, an event professional and co-owner of Bautista Nature Farm, turned to farm after his digital and events company was shut down during the quarantine period.

Combining farming and technology, Bautista started documenting his farming journey and posts them on his YouTube account titled Kuys Kiko Vlog.

FIELDWORK, LITERALLY

After visiting numerous destinations during events, this farmer decided to transform the family lot into a tourism site, given that he also sees its potential as a place for people to connect with nature.

The pathway going to the farm: Their goal is to maintain the farm and to protect the environment by not forming it into a concrete road.

In 2017, Bautista started developing their 37-year-old farm by initially turning it into a campsite until such time that their family has filled the land with fast-growing fruit trees and vegetables.

Bautista Nature Farm is almost a four-hectare farm situated in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan that offers accommodation as well as farming and camping activities like planting and trekking for guests. Presently, the farm does not charge any entrance fee as part of their promotion of the farm. From the access road, guests will have to trek for 30 minutes before arriving at Bautista Nature Farm.

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