Designing Food Security: Permaculture Research PH

Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Sep 12, 2018

Clips from our trips to Pitogo, Quezon; Cabiao, Nueva Ecija; and Bay, Laguna. Thanks to Bittie and Weng Glinoga of Glinoga Organic Farm; Luzviminda Lopez of Cabiokid Foundation Inc; Paulo Sandoval of Tara Farms; and Edu Forona from Jubileeville. Special thanks to the Philippine Permaculture Association, Nu Wave Farmers, Kayu, Enimal, and our crowdfunding platform, Go Get Funding. If you feel compelled to help our cause please click this link: https://gogetfunding.com/designing-fo... Any amount will help our research for years to come! See you soon, Marikina, Isabela, Mt. Province, Antique, Cebu, La Union, and Zamboanga del Sur! Music: Axletree - Leaned My Back Against an Oak After the Water is Wide (freemusicarchive.org) Video footage from Ara Bagunu, Dada Mercado, Michael Reyes, Jabez Flores

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Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Sep 03, 2018


Aug. 31 - Sept. 2. Some reflections:

- Permaculture is not just about farming...it's a life you live. It's not just about the application of knowledge but the internalization of values.

- The designer and the design have a close relationship. Through experience and observation, the design evolves through time.

- People are part of the design. Every living thing is part of the design. Even typhoons are a welcome part of life.

- Nature has a way of organizing itself and the designer must understand how nature works.

- Permaculture design "follows the water". Where there's water, there's life. - Permaculture is planned "katam" or "katamaran" in Filipino. Once the system is in place, there isn't much work to do.

Glinoga Organic Farm opened our eyes to a lot of things. We don't even know where to start. Food is so abundant and creativity is overflowing. And the people in the farm really know what they're doing.

Thank you to our gracious hosts, Nenieveh Fortun Glinoga and Bittie Glinoga and the staff for taking care of our team.

This was a truly memorable experience for us. Watch out for PRPH Vlog Episode 1: Glinoga Organic Farm on January 2019.

Support our team by donating any amount to our Gogetfunding campaign: https://gogetfunding.com/designing-food-security/

Visit our official blog for more information about the initiative: http://permacultureresearchph.blogspot.com/

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Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Aug 24, 2018

We wanted to test our methodology in an area that's completely unknown to us. Good thing Dax Olfindo of Dream Agritech Consultancy recommended us to meet up with permaculture designer, Joana Tan who is planning to setup a potential permaculture site in Sulpoc, Tanauan.

As always, we discovered some minor glitches in our methodology. We also forgot to bring some materials. By the way, this is our sampling methodology for the inventory of biotic system components. For other system components such as abiotic, manmade, technological, cultural, and socio-economic, we will do a full inventory of the site or sites, depending on the extent of the design.

We're planning to do one more pre-test before we head out to our first site on August 31.

Website: http://permacultureresearchph.blogspo...
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/permaculture...
Crowdfunding: https://gogetfunding.com/designing-fo...
Music: Christian Bjoerklund - Hallon

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Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Aug 17, 2018

We ordered the following equipment online:

1. Measuring tape - Php 414.95

2. Kingston Micro SD cards (16 GB) - Php 308.00 * 3 = Php 924.00

3. Digital Voice Recorder (8 GB) - Php 850.00

4. Samsung J2 battery - Php 349.00 * 3 = Php 698.00

5. Shipping Fee - Php 90.00

TOTAL = Php 2976.95

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Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Aug 17, 2018

We made some changes to our methodology just in case there is no WiFi in the areas we visit. At Tara Farms, we made the main house (Zone 0) the reference point for the perimeter of the sampling area (1 hectare). Using a 50 meter measuring tape and some graphing paper, we measured 50 meters (N, S, E, W) from the main house and divided each quadrant into 5x5 meter plots (10x10 plots per quadrant). In the pre-test we tried doing a complete inventory of system components (biotic, abiotic, manmade, etc.) in 4 plots. So far, it took the two enumerators about 20 minutes per plot. In the actual fieldwork, we decided to do a random sampling of ten plots per quadrant...click for the full article.

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Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Aug 13, 2018

Thanks to your donations, we were able to purchase the following items:

Water pH meter (Php 590.00)

DJI Tello Quadcopter (Php 5699.00)

Soil pH meter (Php 420.00)

50 meter measuring tap (Php 414.95)

Camera tripod (Php 259.00)

Smart Bro pocket WiFi data SIM cards (Php 100.00)

Total = Php 7482.95

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Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Aug 09, 2018

Today we had an opportunity to test our data gathering methodology in a 133 square meter permaculture home garden. We still need to refine our techniques in larger areas in the coming weeks.

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Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Aug 08, 2018

Conducted a special permaculture workshop, with emphasis on agroecosystems and food security, for the first batch of team members last Monday (Aug. 6).

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Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Aug 04, 2018

Thank you everyone for your support! We have raised a total of Php 9000+ (online and offline) or 7% of the needed amount. I am pleased to announce that I have hired 3 team members for the research (Photo: Dada and Ara). I also passed 2 grant proposals to other agencies. But we need as much help as we can because funding won't arrive on time. So far I haven't used the online donations yet but we are using some of the offline donations for meetings, an ocular visit to Marikina, and two workshops this coming Monday and Thursday. We will keep everyone updated regarding our progress on this page. You can also visit our website at www.permacultureresearchph.blogspot.com and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/permacultureresearchph/.

Thank you!

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Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Jun 04, 2018

This June to August, I will be starting Phase 1 of my research. I am looking for practitioners of permaculture (or permaculture designers) in the Philippines. If you happen to know one in your neighborhood please refer them to me by e-mailing me their name and contact details at [email protected] I will include them in my permaculture practitioner database which I will use for the succeeding phases of my study.

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