Anyone who has spent any time on a farm knows how busy it is. No matter how small, every farm has a multitude of projects going on at any given time. Not just minor projects like fixing a loose gate hinge or cleaning out the pens, big projects like fencing in the back 40 acres or putting up a new piggery because the old one is just, well, falling apart.
We also all know how projects get done. By us. As quickly as possible. Using the skills that we have, regardless of how mismatched they are to the task at hand. This leads to all kinds of frustration, anguish, colorful language and more. But it is also incredibly rewarding and it’s what makes farming so much fun.
This area of the site introduces our projects as they are now, with updates as we work to get them done. This is a great area we’re really excited to have going – it will be entertaining and also very informative. Some projects will just be documented as ideas for you readers to use as required. Others are projects we are working on and just want to share with our audience. In any case, our hope is that these pages will give you ideas, instruction, inspiration and motivation.
Herbana Farms – Working the Land
There are many opportunities on Gil’s farm, located in Calamba, Philippines. Come out for a visit, or schedule a training session if you wish to learn from Gil directly. You can also come out to the farm as an organic farm volunteer. This is a great opportunity to get your hands dirty, and learn from Gil while you are doing it. He always takes time out to work with the volunteers teaching them about the techniques at work on his farm.
1000sqm Demo Farm
**Article with pics coming soon** This is a really exciting project that Gil has been developing and promoting extensively here in the Philippines. It has the potential to transform how private farming is done here in the Philippines and in rural areas of other countries also. The idea is to create a sustainable farm on a very small land area – 1/10 of a hectare. Using the principles of bio-intensive microbial farming and natural farming, a single family farm is able to earn up to 10 times the average monthly household income in rural Philippines.