AN EDUCATOR AND RED OKRA GROWER
Fascinated and amazed by its color, Rinse Galupo, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Thailand, immediately bought red okra seeds when he first came across them in a farm abroad.
Galupo, who hails from Negros Occidental, brought his red okra seeds to the Philippines and started growing them on his farm in Iloilo. Because of the flight restrictions brought by COVID-19, he hasn’t been able to go back to Thailand, which has enabled him to concentrate on his farm. Last year, Galupo and his partner started developing their farm named RBG Farm & Resort and now, they’re planning to open it soon to the public.
From an early age, he has had easy access to the fields, allowing him to learn farming practices and embrace the importance of growing food and taking care of the environment.
Aside from his farm, he also built a home garden in Thailand where he was able to produce bananas, camote tops, coconuts, malunggay, sweet potato, taro, and other crops before he traveled back to the Philippines for a vacation. The harvested fruits and veggies from his Thai garden are sold to fellow Filipinos abroad.
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CANCER SURVIVOR CREDITS GARDENING WITH CONTRIBUTING TO RECOVERY
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CULTIVATING A FOOD FOREST: BOHOL PERMACULTURE FARM PRODUCES AWARD-WINNING TABLEA
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COUPLE WITH NO AGRICULTURE BACKGROUND DEVELOPED A FARM FOR RETIREMENT
MANY PEOPLE INVEST in agriculture as part of their retirement plans. The same went for Jessie and Lea Dealas, both 60, who ventured into farming to secure their life after retirement.
AFTER 30 YEARS, A FARMER NOW OWNS THREE GARDENS AND PROVIDES JOBS AMID CRISIS
THERE’S NOTHING MORE SATISFYING than seeing the fruit of your hard work, especially after long years of failing and learning.
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