Some weeks ago, we conducted a seminar for Raising Sunshine Chickens for the LGU of Tanza, Cavite under the very supportive Municipal Agriculturist of Tanza, Margarita Soberano and her most able staff.
We were late for the seminar due to bad traffic, but they were very patient and waited for us. We were immediately led to a room full of participants, projector ready, audio working and airconditioning was good. Time was against us as the participants had errands to do for the late afternoon. The hospitality and preparedness that was shown was evident.
When we delivered the first batch for recipients today, we were 2hrs early,. We asked Rolly of the MAO's office what time they will be around. He was there already in the office at 7am and soon after the whole staff arrived.
We were led to the office and the first impression I had was .... "Ang ganda ng office nyo saka ang linis"! Rolly excitedly said that their office won the cleanest and best.... the category skips me now. The stacks of forms are so neat, nothing out of place, you'd think they were packaged in a ream.
In the organic farming, what other places dream of...having access to organic farming inputs, Tanza is lucky to have developed a farmer who produces inputs for natural farming. Speaking with the MAO and her staff, you really feel that they love what they are doing for others. The liveliness is transferred to their farmers. They say that Mayor Arayata of Tanza gives them full support. They are fond of him and even points to his picture to stress the importance that he plays in their roles.
There were some recipients of the Sunshines who were there and you feel that they work closely and positively with their MAO office. At this point, Doc Rey invites them in the courtyard and does a recap of brooding principles.
I noticed these unplanted coconuts with sprouts (am not sure how you call them at that stage...planting materials maybe), lined up and used as planter box. Maybe they can be called Coco Box :) MAO Margarita said that it was lined up somewhere for sometime and since they needed a planter box, they thought about "borrowing" the coconuts.
Did you also notice the cut up, recycled plastic containers used now for pots? They looked like Sunshine Rangers!
We hope to be working more and more with the MAO of Tanza. We told the farmers to do good, so we can have them featured for their works.
Sunshines or none....Good Luck to Tanza, Cavite!