Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SOAP in Agrilink

October 6-8, World Trade Center.  We will have a table in the Department of Agriculture Pavilion.

Talks on Oct7 at 10:30am:  "Kamote as an Alternative Staple", Growing in the City by Perrine Collin.  Pamela Henares of NISARD talks of SOAP and Vermiculture.  AANI's Raymond Rubia will talk about "All About Herbs".

Come and visit us for sustainable organic agriculture practices.


Spread Organic Agriculture in the Philippines.

Sustainable Organic Agriculture Practices.


September morn, the creation of  a nerve center was discussed.  Consultative group met and this issue was again identified.  Another September morn, we agreed to initiate while a formal group is being formed and may eventually take over.

September 20, 9am, we start the SOAP Desk at the Agribusiness Center, Department of Agriculture.  Elliptical Road cor Visayas Ave.

Set to be a "One Stop Info Center" for organic agriculture concerns.  We are building up our data bases for matching and for resource informations.

Streamers, logos are being designed and should be up soon.

Soon to have an egroup/forum.

Sa Agrilink we will have our launch!

S...did you notice all paragraphs started with "S"?

S, N, M, S, Y, K, N! H, H, H...only a Pinoy can read that!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bacolod Is Green. "Green is Life". Bacolod is Life!

Been to Bacolod 2x in 15days.  1st trip was pleasure but was able to visit some farms (surely that was part of pleasure).  Had a Balikbayan friend with us, who commented that she can live there.  Bacolod was very easy, slow paced, yet lively enough and keeps you sane with feet planted on fertile ground.  2nd trip was for the consultation for NOAB's program.

1st trip, I had to go renew my drivers' permit inside a mall.  Got a treat :)  Saw this real nice raincoat.  Since then, I always prayed that it rains ahahhahaha.

Spring water to drink from Buro Buro Spring Farm.  Simultaneously thin, crunchy and chewy Piyaya by Chin Chin Uy...that is made from scratch, rolled and cooked in front of you while you wait.  Ordered a big batch.   I didn't mind the waiting.  It was when a very kind hearted waiter can't refuse a new order while I already saved all the new ones to be churned out...that made me burn ,more than the hot plate where they cook the Piyaya!  Thankful that all that happened inside the organic restaurant in the compound of the organic market.  

What cooled me down and made me wait longer?  The so refreshing fresh fruit mix!  Can you picture what I just said?  Yup...that simple....halo halo using fresh organic fruits.  NO frills there, just honest to goodness realness.  They ran out of Mango and Buko that is the add on to special, so we settled for the regular mix of Kamote, Saging, Papaya, Watermelon, Avocado am sure there were others but the freshness was the key here...more than the supposedly exotic taste.  There was actually a line for "take home".  People came with their containers to bring home.

On the 29th, there is an event at Rockwell.  Bacolod's got it all.  See you!  Can I wish that they bring the organic restaurant with them?
Retailers will be showing
Talks to be given