Designing Food Security: Permaculture Research PH

Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Dec 02, 2018

"Sa Pagitan ng Kalikasan, Pagkain, at Mga Tao" (contest entry name: "The Land Will Grow, The Food We'll Eat") --a documentary film by Brian Sulicipan and Tel Delvo (Winner of the 2nd Best Film at the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition 2018 under the Open Category with the theme, "What My Country Needs Now")

The 10-minute documentary follows the data gathering adventures of Permaculture Research PH through seven permaculture projects across the country.

Thanks to the permaculture designers who participated in this film project: Nenieveh Fortun Glinoga and Bittie Glinoga of Glinoga Organic Farm; Luzviminda Lopez of Cabiokid Foundation Inc.; Paulo Sandoval of Tara Farms PH; Edu Foronda and Marisse Jubi Bonita-Foronda; Enrico Isidro Navea and Joicelle Vergara of Lorenza's Garden & Food Forest Farm; Keith O. Mikkelson of Aloha Ranch and Organic Farm and Aloha House; and Bert Peeters, Sandino Guinto, Olga Marquez of Philippine Permaculture Association.

Thanks also to the research team: Ara Bagunu, Cid Mercado, Seaver Choy, Sherry Anne Gocheco, Jim Leandro Cano, Erickson Tabayag. And to our drivers, Miquel Carl Jr. and Herbert Osio Jr.

Special thanks to DOST, Gogetfunding, Kayu, Enimal, RyzeRobotics, and DJI.

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Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Nov 24, 2018

We're done visiting 12 permaculture sites across the country! Now it's time for us to work. We have started our office work last November 12. And we just finished lab work this week. There's still a long way to go as we're still in the process of identifying trees, plants, wildlife, and insects.

Your donations will help us immensely to pay for our 2 research staff currently working on the project. Thank you!

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Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Nov 01, 2018

GoGetFunding sent us an e-mail regarding the expiration of our PayPal as a mode of payment. According to them we can only receive payments via PayPal for 120 days. Anyway, we will still continue with this campaign page and receive donations via our BPI Family Bank account. Here are our bank details:

Jabez Joshua M. Flores; BPI Family Bank Los Banos Branch; Account Number: 5806-4001-24

You will still see the amount we're receiving in the "raised offline" section of our page. Thank you very much!


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Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Oct 28, 2018

Just came back from Antique, Cebu, and Cavite and now we're heading to Zamboanga del Sur tomorrow morning! We would like to thank those who came to our event, Permaculture in Sixty Minutes, yesterday. We were able to raise Php 3000.00 for our research. We are overwhelmed by your support!

The money will be used to sustain our research team by providing allowances, food, transportation, and equipment.

Thanks to our donors on GoGetFunding, we were able to buy accessories for our little Tello drone such as extra batteries, a charging hub, a travel bag, and a snap-on case. Our drone is working extra hard and doing things beyond what it is expected to do. It's flying to a maximum height of 30 meters in spite of strong winds!


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Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Oct 08, 2018

Oct. 10 - Philippine Permaculture Association Main Office/EcoHouse, Marikina, Metro Manila with Bert Peeters

Oct. 15-17 - Alpas, Tobias Fornier, Antique with Kimberly Eng
Oct. 19-21 - Katunggan Permaculture Adventure Farm, Cebu Permaculture Initiatives, Carcar, Cebu with Edna Lee
Oct. 24-26 - Kai Farms, Silang, Cavite with Karla Delgado
Oct. 27 - Permaculture in Sixty Minutes, Sierreza - Los Baños Community-Supported Agriculture with Che Abrigo
Oct. 29-31 - Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur with Joan Pacalioga Abejuela

Nov. 4-6 - LAYOG COUNTRY FARM, Tadian, Mt. Province with Flor De Lina Layog
November 8-14 - Basic Permaculture Design Course at Tara Farms PH
Nov. 16-18 - 2nd Philippine Permaculture Convergence, UPLB, Los Banos, Laguna

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Update posted by Jabez Joshua Flores On Sep 28, 2018

(Photo by Erickson Tabayag)

We were thrown a bit off-schedule due to Typhoon Ompong that's why we had to cancel and reschedule our trips to Marikina and Mt. Province. The 11-day break was still fruitful for us as we were able to promote our research work and forge a new partnership. We're having a fund-raising activity in October at Sierreza Zero-Waste store in Los Banos. In this activity, we will be conducting basic permaculture lectures for those interested in practicing permaculture in their homes.

Last week, the team appeared in Dito Sa Laguna, a local TV show highlighting development work in the province. The episode is also available on Dito Sa Laguna's Facebook page.

We just got back from Isabela the other day and finished documenting our fifth site! Gathered lots of data, definitely. And we're very excited to share our experience with you.

Keep supporting our research team as we head to Palawan on October 1. Thank you very much!


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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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Thank you so much, April! We will update you soon on our progress!

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Thank you for the kind donation, Kimberly!

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Thank you for donating, Taylor! Your donation will be put into good use! Please follow my updates at http://permacultureresearchph.blogspot.com/

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