TWO AGRICULTURISTS THRIVE DURING THE PANDEMIC BY GROWING ORNAMENTAL AND FOOD CROPS AT HOME
THE WORLD is facing an extreme challenge brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Food security has been compromised and the stability of the world’s economy has been threatened.
FAMILY REST HOUSE IS NOW AN AGRITOURISM SITE THAT OFFERS A TASTE OF REAL FILIPINO CHARM
ALMOST EVERY FILIPINO dreams of someday retiring into farming where they can relax in close proximity to nature, feel satisfied with growing plants, and even spend time with their family away from the usual bustle of everyday life.
PROLIFIC MILLENNIAL FARMER FINDS FURTHER SUCCESS IN INSPIRING VIEWERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
WE OFTEN HEAR that children of farmers don’t want to follow in their parents’ footsteps because there is no money in agriculture. In the case of Reden Mark F. Costales, not only does he manage the family farm, he’s also become an internet celebrity, instructing and encouraging Filipinos to go into agriculture via The Agrillenial, his YouTube channel whose videos are also available on Facebook.
OFW ESTABLISHED A GREENHOUSE IN SWEDEN TO SUSTAIN HER THROUGH LONG WINTERS
SWEDEN is a country in Europe with numerous coastal islands and inland lakes, along with mountains covered in both ice and snow. Due to the cold temperature brought about by being close to the North Pole, Sweden experiences long, and sometimes harsh, winters.
URBAN MICRO GARDEN: START YOUR GARDEN EVEN WITHOUT DIRECT SUN
IN GARDENING, “There are four important elements: sunlight, water, nutrients, and time. There is no such thing as green or black thumb,” this is what Liezl Rivera, an IT Project Manager and gardener from Taguig believes in. Same goes for space; gardening does not require a wide area to begin with. In her case, to maximize her balcony garden, she opted for the vertical technique.
MILLENNIAL TURNS BACKYARD GARDEN INTO SMALL FARM
DURING THE EARLY MONTHS of the COVID-19 pandemic, community quarantine was imposed in Luzon, and other areas in the Philippines to contain the spread of the virus. One concern during this period was of food security.
CANCER SURVIVOR CREDITS GARDENING WITH CONTRIBUTING TO RECOVERY
THE CRISIS that COVID-19 has brought to the world has made more individuals see the importance of nature and environment. But this is not a new trend. Many people have already realized the joys of tending plants and growing their own food even before the global health emergency has occurred.
CULTIVATING A FOOD FOREST: BOHOL PERMACULTURE FARM PRODUCES AWARD-WINNING TABLEA
NOT EVERYONE gets into farming voluntarily at first but there are many who come to realize that it is actually their calling.
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.
HOW NOT TO OVERPAY FOR YOUR PLANT BABY
FARMING FAMILY LIVES THEIR LIVES AROUND NATURE AND AGRICULTURE
THE PHILIPPINES used to be largely agricultural, with most couples raising their family in the fields. Nowadays, it’s the opposite, with many families opting to live in towns and cities. The Hospitals are backing this trend, however, choosing to live as close to the land as possible, be it in a bahay kubo in Taguig, or in the field of whatever province their work takes them to.
DISPLACED EVENTS PROFESSIONAL TURNS TO FARMING AFTER THE CLOSURE OF HIS BUSINESS
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.
GRADE THREE TEACHER IS ALSO A WEEKEND FARMER WHO EARNS FROM GROWING PINEAPPLES
THE ENVIRONMENT AND EXPERIENCES that we are exposed to are commonly where our passion and interests rise from.
FAMILY FARM IS ALSO A TREE SANCTUARY AND A HOME FOR RESCUED TAAL HORSES
SOMETIMES, a farm isn’t just a place where crops grow. Sometimes, it can be a place of conservation and rejuvenation.
ORCHARD IN WESTERN MINDANAO GROWS FIGS AND OTHER EXOTIC FRUIT-BEARING TREES
FIGS IN THE PHILIPPINES
BUSINESSMAN BUILT AN URBAN FARM BY UPCYCLING OVER 1000 PLASTIC BOTTLES
PERMACULTURIST SHARES SPACE-SAVING TIPS FOR A SMALL GARDEN
SMALL SPACE GARDENING
EASY RECIPE FOR SAUERKRAUT
FERMENTATION is the process of converting carbohydrates into alcohol or organic acids with the use of microorganisms, such as yeast and bacteria, in unaerated conditions. This is used in creating wine, cheese, and more.
AIRLINE PROFESSIONAL TURNED HER PARENTS' IDLE LAND INTO A FARM TOURISM DESTINATION
FARMING has always been a lifelong dream for many Filipinos because of the Philippines’ background as an agricultural country. That is why from a young age to twilight years, people have dreamed of living on or owning a farm where they can grow fresh produce and enjoy nature while earning a good income.
OFW SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE AS RED OKRA GROWER
OKRA (Abelmoschus esculentus) or “lady’s finger” is a tall-growing vegetable that thrives in areas with tropical climates, like the Philippines. It contains high nutritional value that is good for the body. In Filipino households, it can be served in several ways: steamed, sautéed, fried, and sometimes eaten raw. The green okra is frequently used and seen in the country, but the vegetable actually comes in two colors: green and red. Have you ever tried or encountered red okra? If not, let’s learn a bit about from a grower himself:
OFW GROWS SURVIVAL CROPS THROUGH CONTAINER AND HYDROPONIC GARDENING
WHETHER FAST OR SLOW-GROWING CROPS, producing your food can help you gain security and satisfaction in the same way that it can save our families from hunger during this COVID-19 crisis.
MILLENNIAL HOUSEWIFE GROWS VEGETABLES AND SAVES MORE THAN A THOUSAND IN MONTHLY GROCERY COSTS
BEING STUCK AT HOME because of the quarantine can be both a challenge and a blessing for many, especially in a world where we don’t feel safe anymore. Housewife Kylie Benjamin, 27, is one of those people who took advantage of their time at home during the quarantine period to start gardening. She’d been planning to start her garden for a long time but work and time constraints hindered her from establishing one in the past.
HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR ESCAPES “EMOTIONAL RUT” THROUGH GARDENING
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC has affected more than just the health of people everywhere. It has also put economies on hold and threatened the livelihood of many in order to minimize the risk of infection.
THIS GARDEN'S PRODUCE BECAME THE FAMILY'S ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME DURING QUARANTINE
IN SAMAR, an unused lot was transformed into a garden that helped a family earn income while providing for the town’s high demand for vegetables during the quarantine period, which was imposed to combat COVID-19.
TWO MILLENNIALS GROW EXTRAORDINARY VEGGIES IN THEIR GARDENS
NOWADAYS, it is rare to see the younger generation take part in agriculture, but two millennials are passionate about growing vegetables, particularly the unique ones.
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER LOSES SUMMER SIDE JOBS, NOW EARNS EXTRA INCOME FROM THE CROPS HE GROWS
AS COMMUNITY QUARANTINE (CQ) continues to take effect to combat COVID-19, many people are still adjusting to the changes in their new daily routine. For this teacher of Lucena City National High School named Marcelo Alivia residing in Quezon province, losing his side jobs as a part-time coach, swimming instructor, and basketball referee is something he had to face.
BOHOL'S CHOCOLATE PRINCESS REVIVES HEIRLOOM CACAO PLANTED IN BACKYARDS
THE PROVINCE OF BOHOL, located in the Central Visayas Region, is known for its natural wonder, which is also a favorite tourist destination: the Chocolate Hills. It got its name from the color of the hills during the summer, when the lush, green grass on them turns brown.
BANK EMPLOYEE TURNED AN EMPTY WALL INTO A PRODUCTIVE VERTICAL VEGETABLE GARDEN
GROWING UP IN A FAMILY OF FARMERS, Roland Recamara, a bank employee and a gardener, used his knowledge in planting and started growing plants at home. Last March, Recamara was assigned to work from home to abide by the guidelines under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) imposed to combat COVID-19.
AFRICAN SWINE FEVER: A PRIMER
AFRICAN SWINE FEVER (ASF), also called African Swine Flu, is a highly contagious viral disease that affects wild and domesticated pigs. It cannot be passed on to humans, but is nonetheless an illness that should be contained and eradicated because of its leathal effect on hogs.