THEY SAY EVERYTHING STARTS AT HOME, and so does one’s love for gardening. One thing that many newbie gardeners think of at first is a land where they can sow their seeds. Not everyone has sufficient garden space, but this shouldn’t be a hindrance as there are many techniques to grow plants in even tiny areas.
Michael Resurreccion, a permaculturist in Cavite, started gardening using a box and containers. Wanting to maximize a vacant lot beside their home, he decided to build an edible garden.
He and his wife are passionate about taking care of plants and native trees. His wife, being a Philippine native trees conservationist and a certified mangrove conservationist from the Zoological Society of London, loves planting and advocating for the environment so they used their resources to start applying what they know in their own garden.
“My garden measures 40x60 square meters only. It is enough for both of us. Actually, I and my wife maintain it so it is a labor of love,” Resurreccion said. Both are not full-time gardeners but they make sure that they have time for gardening because, for them, gardening serves as their hobby and therapy for stress.
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REMINDERS WHEN GETTING GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES CERTIFICATION FOR CORN FARMING
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
FARMING is one of the sources of income at Aleosan municipality, North Cotabato. Vicente S. Cornelio, Jr Tatay Sinon to friends, from Barangay Palacat is one such farmer.
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
THERE’S A SAYING THAT GOES, “the family that prays together stays together.” This can also be the same for the family who farms.
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.
TOUCHED BY THE SUN'S RAYS: BUKIDNON TRIBAL COOPERATIVE PRODUCES AWARD-WINNING COFFEE
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.
10 tools cruising sailors bring to the stay-at-home table
On March 19, as Jon and I finished setting the hook in Corong Corong Bay, Palawan, we were approached by the Philippine coast guard and told to leave. The enhanced community quarantine was newly in effect, and we were unwelcome.
IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS
Go slowly, look closely, and killer nudi shots could be your reward
CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM: ROBOCALLS
Have you been missing something amid the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders? No, not human contact. Not even toilet paper.
A good landing is one you can walk away from
No, this is not a scene from any movie where the hero staggers away from a “good landing” on Mindoro, Philippine Islands, after being shot down by a Japanese Zero; it is an actual photo of Lt. S. F. Ford walking away from a virtually new Lockheed P-38L-5-LO Lightning that he crash-landed, probably some time after January 1945.
The Philippines Faces Fiery Volcano Eruption as Year Begins
Shortly after the New Year began, on January 12, the 1,020-foot high Taal Volcano near the Philippine capital of Manila let loose.
The Chocolate Hills of Bohol
Wait, did you say, “Chocolate Hills?!” If you have mouth-watering images of mounds of chocolate ready to be munched, your taste buds will be sorely disappointed.
She Tried To Smuggle A Baby In Her Baggage!
AMERICAN FACING LIFE IN PHILIPPINE PRISON OVER ADOPTION SCANDAL.
5 Great Value Cities
Some world cities are known for being good value, others are surprisingly paisa vasool. Here are five cities from across the globe that will be magnanimous in laying themselves out for you and will be kind to your wallet.
Philippines’ Sustainable Island Hotspot
12 Destinations That Will Fire Up Your Wanderlust
The beauty of travelling is that, no matter the length and proximity of the destination, it has the power to recharge us with energy, inspire us and give us a renewed sense of wonder for the world. In Southeast Asia, the exhilarating versatility and vicinity of the destinations are factors that can immediately attract travellers to plan for their next escapade. A tropical hideaway on a little-known island in the Philippines, which beguiles with stunning azure waters, is something not many diehard beach lovers can overlook, while history fanatics will travel high and low to experience the scent of a bygone era in a beautiful colonial hotel in the ever-enchanting city of Yangon. Here are short-holiday destinations that will fire up your wanderlust without the need to venture too far.