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Organic Rice Production In The Philippines

Organic rice production in the Philippines

Organic Rice Production In The Philippines – What We Did It’s October and we are the first in our barangay (village) of Gumot to harvest our rice. This year’s harvest is the best we have had in 5 years of planting rice. Everyone in our area used to ‘laugh’ at our rice – usually privately…

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Organic Farm Shredder

organic shredder

The beauty about organic farming is that it’s comprised of many principles or activities, for example composting. So even if you have a conventionally farmed property you can still start to integrate organic principles into your everyday work flow. This is how Lily Of the Valley Organic Farm in  La Trinidad, Benguet got started. One…

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Did you know there is a flow cycle?

farming with the moon

                  Did you know that if you waited just a single day your results could be 200% better and your workload 80% less and your energy 180% higher? With results like these who would not want them! Most people wake up and just get the jobs done…

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Getting ready for the drier WWOOF weather …

WWOOF dryer weather coming

Back in  February we were showcased on ABS-CBN News Green Living program. It was the middle of the dry season then at a time when we get no rain for 5 to 6 months. Right now we are coming to the end of the wet season so it’s planing time for when we can grow things…

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21st Century Organic Farming

microbes organics image

                  Since I started gardening in 1973 when I was 7 years old, everything I have learned has changed. I discovered organic farming when I was travelling in my mid 20’s in New Zealand and working as a WWOOF volunteer. Funnily  enough one of the people I met all those…

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Image History updated

Agnes at sunrise on our farm

At Last! We have just updated our image history page ( at last! ). Agnes one of our guests from France took some great pics so do check them out: organic farm photos >  along with many other pics from the recent and far past. It’s always amazing for us to personally see how far…

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Alex – volunteer testemonial

Alex volunteer from UK

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This Is Our MOTHER

Alexander Gerst Earth

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Sunset At Beach Near Farm

Ocean view

We are just 15 mins walk to the beach located one kilometer away. From the top of our hill we can see the sunset each night over the Ocean. We are blessed!

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View From The Air Over Happy House Farm

We have two amazing guests staying with us from Chili. One is an electrical engineer who loves creating quadcopters. Yesterday he videoed the Happy House Farm from the air – quite amazing indeed.

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Volunteers Finishing Guest Room

At last! Our guest room received it’s first volunteer visitors last night after the final touches were added. Jake and Michael were on hand to help with the final work with Daniel and Masong – two local boys. Jake is from Scotland and Michael from England.

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Rain! Rain! We Love You!

By David Anttony If you live where there is more than enough rain you probably will never dance in the rain! At the Happy House Farm though – we do dance in the rain – or at least I do! We have not had rain since mid November – over five long months. And three…

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Marius – Poland – April 2014

Marius joined us in early April 2014 for a week. A maths teacher from London but originally he was born in Poland. He had an inspiring life story that was driven by his passion to do more with his life. He gained a lot from being with us and he was fun to be with…

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Recent Update From Our Organic Farm

Organic Farm Update Well it’s been a few weeks now since my last update so another update is about due for sure. Right now it is mid-summer and hot with a capital H and dry with a HUGE capital D! We have had one decent rain since January with spotting rain only twice during that…

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Philippines Organic Farm Update

Children often show us the simple and beautiful things about life. Kyra was so proud after picking our very first papaya. We planted the trees just over a year ago on a very dry bank but they not only survived they fruited also. Watch the two minute video below. The joy that Kyra shows is…

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GMO Food Labelling

Did you know that the main issue being created by GMO’s in foods is allergic reaction – creating swelling, digestive issues, and immune issues such as joint pain. GMO’s are causing an IMMUNE response — BIG OUCH — because they are substances alien to¬†our bodies. Our bodies do NOT recognise the new proteins so our…

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Mulching Your Organic Garden

The temperatures at the Happy House Farm range from 29 degrees C through to 38 degrees in the hot and dry summer. In this climate mulching is a must to preserve soil moisture. There is however a lot more to mulching than you might think.

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