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Last March 2nd, 2015, Chuck Wood of Baliwood Organic Farms and Gardens celebrated his 69th birthday in his freshly remodeled farm in Dagatan, Quezon.
Along with our friends and neighbors At Maculangan & Katya Guerrero, Dado Jose & Enzo Tesoro, we listened to Chuck in his Baliwood farm as he spoke about his methods in raising organic fish and organic vegetable farming.
Baliwood Organic Farms and Gardens is less than 10 minutes away from PatisTito Garden Café and we are lucky to have fresh supply of a variety of organic tomatoes and other organic vegetables. We can't wait for the catfish to grow!
Baliwood Organic Farm is just 10 minutes away and our source of organic fruits and vegetables!
Abuhan is a traditional stove set on a wooden table stamped with soil and ashes. The palayok or kaldero is put on top and leveled on "buhay na bato" or large living stones placed at a proper height and distance where wood for fire can be easily inserted or removed.
The aroma of the smoke from certain types of wood used in the abuhan creates a rich, smokey flavor on food that the modern method cannot replicate.
Tito next to one of the younger Redwood trees: look at the trunk
The energy is so strong in this centuries old forest of Towering Redwoods in Muir Forest outside of San Francisco
Early morning sun streaming on my bed is a great experience
Last Sunday, Sept 7, 2014, we met with Dion Pulan of Bangkong Kahoy in Barangay Kinabuhayan in Dolores, Quezon.
Bangkong Kahoy is in the valley of the sacred Mount Banahaw which is only a 40-minute drive away from the cafe. If you take Barangay Sta. Cruz Putol and go a little further, you will eventually slow down and fall more in love with the Philippines for what it REALLY is. (See photo below)
Dion discussed his advocacy in preserving the environment as the mid-afternoon breeze cooled us down. It is quite enthralling to dream of changing the mindset of the many for the greater common good.
I am looking forward to seeing Dion again and spend more time in Bangkong Kahoy. Maybe next time I will be there earlier so I can get more mushrooms.
On our way back, we went down to one of the vendors in Barangay Kinabuhayan and took some photos.
Don't forget to check out Bangkong Kahoy's website.