Monday, July 27, 2009

Vermiculture From Georgy Maragundon

Vermicast is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by earthworms. Containing water-soluble nutrients and bacteria, vermicompost is an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner that we need for our vegetables and papaya.

We know Georgy Maragundon as the president of the San Josep Free Farmers Association and we are also in contact with him regarding the application for a Protected Area Community-Based Resources Management Agreement (PACBARMA) which would regulate the legal status of the land that we cultivate with myforestfarm.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


In July we planted more bananas and doubled the number to approximately 600 plants.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Live Fencing

The planting of forest and fruit trees is completed and we have started live fencing with hundreds of fast growing kakawate and bamboo posts. The length of the fence at the bottom part of the forest farm is approximately 150 meters. We control the growth of the plants and use the cuttings as green manure, as well as building material e.g. in our nursery.


Friday, July 03, 2009

Planting Narra Seedlings

You can see how Rodolfo Ferrer selects the narra seedlings in our nursery at the bottom of the forest farm. After that, he carries them along the left (south) border of our farming area up to the top of the mountain. There he arranges the seedlings according to our defined lay-out and puts them in the pre-dug holes. You can see the further planting process here.
We planted 491 narra seedlings. You can follow how we propagated the narra seedlings since 2008 in our nursery here.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Planting Forest Trees

In July we planted more than 1000 forest trees. These are the seedlings that we propagated during the last year in our nursery. Apetong, Kamagong, Red Lauan and White Lauan, Mahogany, Molave, Narra and Teak.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


See the kasoy seedlings at a later date here.