Friday, April 14, 2017

Malunggay Life Goes Organic! - Day 1

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has been very accommodating to us since we shared with them our interest in moringa / malunggay farming and production. We want to go organic with our crops, especially with our moringa seeds and leaves, so we paid the DA office a visit to request for organic seminar and certification.
The Department of Agriculture's office in Palawan is located in Puerto Princesa. It is also their Research and Experiment Station. 
Upon entering, you will see the Department of Agriculture's garden filled will various kinds of vegetable crops, fruit trees, and other flowering plants.
They call this "Edible Landscaping," and indeed, almost everything that is planted in the garden is edible. I would have loved to harvest some vegetables to cook some pinakbet!

Hmmm... makes me want to sing "Bahay Kubo"
Ms. Librada Fuertes, the current OIC and head of the Research and Development of DA-Palawan Agricultural Experiment Station was very accommodating as she granted our request for organic farming seminar. She referred me to Ms. Milagros Cacal, the head of the Palawan Agricultural Center, as her office is the one in charge of conducting organic farming seminar and certification. 
The Palawan Agricultural Center is located in Bgy. Irawan, about 14 kms. from Puerto Princesa City.

Yours truly listening intently to Ms. Cacal, as she gives us an orientation about organic farming and certification requirements. 

The workers and Dad also busy listening and writing notes about Ms. Cacal's short but informative lecture.
We will be back tomorrow for the actual seminar and hands-on training. Can't wait!

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