In August, I attended the "Power of Pen 3", a food writing seminar. Had the opportunity to seat and chat with Nana Ozaeta, the editor of FOOD Magazine. We discussed about organic farms as she learned I was writing for Agriculture Magazine.
She said that for a long time, she was wanting for someone to write about the organic area. It was offered to someone in the past but seems she was too busy.
Nana knows my writing ability is very elementary...but as she said in her talk during POP3..."the editor is a writer's bestfriend as they make the writer always look good".
Thank you for trusting!
Am glad to be able to boost the marketing for us farmers, at the same time walking for consumer awareness :)
I miss blogging! But then, I am missing on time too :)
Deadlines meeting monthly columns. Sure, you may say that is is just a snap to come up with a monthly column. Yes, if you are a writer at heart. I am just a blabber and blogger. Blogging.. is different to writing for a magazine. It is a welcome and enjoyable stress to be able to weave a story that will meet the magazine's persona.
Sad that I had been remiss at keeping this site up to date...since this is where it all started.
If you care to see what has been happening...while I find several minds to keep up with all the events, please share time with is on:
1) FB, Spread Organic Agriculture in the Philippines
2) Column: Natural Farming, Agriculture Magazine of Manila Bulletin
3) Contributions, FOOD Magazine of ABS-CBN Publishing
4) Blog, http://zacsarian.blogspot.com that I manage for Mr. Zac Sarian
5) hopefully, we finalize soon...a... will tell you about it after loose ends are tied :)
Spread Organic Agriculture in the Philippines (SOAP) and
Cabiokid are pleased to invite you to a two-day “Introduction to Permaculture
Course” which will be held on October 29-30 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Department
of Agriculture Agribusiness Center at Elliptical Road, Diliman Quezon City. The
lecturer for the course would be Bert Peeters.
Permaculture will provide you ideas and knowledge on
designing your own landscape (farm) through some relevant technologies. It will
offer design concepts applicable for areas in your surroundings to make it more
sustainable, profitable, yet stable and habitable.
The two-day course will provide basic information that will
include the following:
-Idea on what is permaculture
-Permaculture ethics and principles
-Interaction in the natural world
-Specific interactions, maximize energies
-Design exercise with discussions
Cabiokid has been developing the principles of permaculture
in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija in its 5.5hectare property.It has transformed the area into a
sustainable property using permaculture as the guiding framework.From a
mono-cropping and chemical farming area, the Cabiokid area now produce organic
rice with many other crops. All sorts of vegetables are now growing in
abundance in the farm while birds are common residents and reptiles and mammals
can easily be seen in the surrounding areas.
PHP2000 includes certificate, materials and lunch/snacks. Please
register and prepay on or before October 21. Send payment to Solraya
Enterprises, BPI, C/A 3535-8057-24. After payment, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org for payment details and name of
participant. Registration after October 21 will be charged at PHP2500.
Email email@example.com or call (0917) 847-2639 for questions. Thank you.
Went to pick up some items...let me take you inside....
This is the main lobby. On your right will be the Classifieds Ads area and your left is the Circulation Department. See the framed photos on the wall? Those are the covers of the current issues of the different publications under Manila Bulletin.
As we were discussing some pages to be printed... That is Mr. Zac Sarian, the editor. One of the staff for Agri, Mel.
Housing design is important. Give them a lot of space, air and sunshine. The cost of the building in sustainable agriculture need not be expensive. Imperative that they have easy access to the open range.
The chickens need shaded areas to comfort them from the heat of the sun. Much like people..how you feel is how they experience it too :) When we made the shift, other growers tried it too and have seen the logic to pursue it.
FAQs are tackled in our column, email us for your queries.
Doc Rey's column tackles veterinary issues.
Happy 14th Anniversary to Agriculture Magazine! Honored to be working with you.