Thursday, March 28, 2013

ECHO Asia and Aloha House Food Production and Agriculture Workshop

During March 5-7, ECHO Asia and Aloha House ( co-hosted the Philippines Agriculture Livelihood Workshop at the Aloha House Farm on the outskirts of Puerto Princesa, Palawan in the Philippines.  With 30 participants from across the Philippines, as well as one attendee who traveled from Laos, the group was exposed to numerous topics and hands-on activities including:
  • The principles of soil fertility
  • Green manure/cover crops
  • Small-scale livestock production: goats, hogs, chicken and fish
  • Foliar fertilizers
  • The production and use of bokashi for fertilizer and animal feed 
  • Perennial vegetables
  • Agroforestry
  • Intensive nursery production
  • An introduction to seed saving
A key ECHO Asia workshop activity, an introductory seed exchange event,  took place in which seed from many types of crops were shared between participants.

ECHO Asia is extremely grateful to Keith and Narcy Mikkelson and the Aloha House team for co-hosting this event.

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