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Dear Friends, Greetings!

We would like to invite you to participate in the three-day seminar with hands-on demonstration of basic techniques in Natural Farming for vegetables and fruit trees. Raising pigs and chickens without anti-biotic, and free from odor. Grow your own feeds... and many more. Proven practical pointers applied by thousands all over the country through the guiding hands of Mr. Andry Lim. The seminar will be on May 23 to 25, 2011. The venue will be the Harbest Training Farm at Sitio Ik-ik, Barangay Lubo, Jala-jala, Rizal. Just 10 minutes after the Meralco Foundation Inc. Institute in Punta, Jalajala. An hour and a half drive from Ortigas Center via Antipolo, Teresa, Morong, Baras, Pililia, Quisao to Jalajala. 15 minutes after Jalajala town proper. Or if you are coming from Laguna, 20 minutes after Siniloan. Laguna. Take Paquil and Mabitac, to Brgy. Bagombong, Jalajala, then Brgy. Lubo. Reserve your slots now! Stay-in participants limited to 20 and stay-out to 30. Accomodation is farm condition, four persons per nipa hut, with electric fan and beddings. 5 meals a day - three main meals and two snacks. For stay-in, 3 days, P3,000 per person, all-in. For stay-out, 3 days with lunch & 2 snacks, P1,000 per person. All meals will be cooked on site. Home cooking. Reservation fee of P1,000 can be paid to Harbest. This will be deducted from your seminar fee. To reserve, please contact Ms. Mitch Razo or Ms. Aubrey Villablanca. Tel. 6717411 to 14. Sun cell 09228603522. Globe 09178507888. Please text us your email address so that we can send you the seminar details. Sincerely yours, Toto Barcelona 09175203260

www.harbest.com.ph

Speakers Bio-data: Mr. Andry K. Lim Founder of Tribal Mission Foundation Inc. (1986)Which engaged in tribal community services and a Non-Stock, NonProfit, Religious, Charitable & Educational Christian Organization. . Family Farm Consultant of New City Commercial Center (NCCC) Davao City. With farms situated in Jaoquin Biao, Calinan, Lasang Panabo Davao City . Member and resource speaker of OPTA (Organic Producers Trade Association) 2003. Member and resources speaker Galing Pilipino Movement on Natural Farming Seminars 2003 Local resource speaker/expert for the Visayas on natural farming system (NFS) on Green Productivity and eco-business development Implemented by the Asian Productivity Organization through the Development Academy of the Philippines in the Visayas Farm project for integrated community capability projects in town of Banga, Malay, Makato Aklan and Miagao Iloilo Philippines. Actively involved on LGU initiatives projects in developing and setting up demonstration farms has conducted more than a 100 Natural Farming Seminars and Workshops to a thousands participants nationwide from various sectors of government and non-government organization, small and medium farmers group, cooperative and corporation. Recipient from the Department of Agriculture during the 6th Organic Congress presented a Secretarys Award for Outstanding Organic Agriculture Initiative October 13-15 2009.

TRAINING MODULES
Session One Introduction to natural farming principle and concept. The production guide below should be taken as a guide only, to be adapted by each producer according to her/his needs, conditions, resources and possibilities. 1. Indigenous Microorganism (IMO) 2. Fermented Plant Juice (FPJ) 3. Fermented Fruit Juice (FFJ) 4. Fish Amino Acid (FAA) 5. Lactic Acid Bacteria Serum (LABS) After the training, the participants will be able to: Collect and produce various fertilizers using indigenous materials Apply renewable energy such recycling of crop residues and by products for making appropriate supplement such plant extract from molasses for livestock, multi nutrient for animal 6. Oriental Herbal Nutrients (OHN) 7. Water soluble Calcium phosphate 8. Calcium from eggshell 9. Natural attractant for flying

Session Two 1. Soil and Growth Management 2. Seed Treatment and Revitalization 3. Nutritive cycle and period Theory of Plants 4. Making of IMO5 How to collect, use and apply IMO5 5. Preparing a nursery beds No soil and transplanting system No shock, No stress, No trauma 6. Managing nutritive rice plant cycle After the training, the participants will be able to: 1. Participant will recognize the three basic growth stages of the rice plant and the development in each phase. 2. Each stages corresponds to a specific growth stage and physical changes in a growing rice plants and its nutrient needs of plants.

Session Three 7. Natural Farming Livestock Swine and Chicken 8. How to make your own feed mixture After the training, the participants will be able to: Recycling manure from livestock for producing worms as high protein supplement for poultry production and using the humus as of compost for planting vegetables Integration of animal production with the installation of low cost bio liquid fertilizer at the centre and farms and using the effluents as fertilizers or feeding of fish Use of the farm inputs derived from these production techniques: Improvement of microbiologial activity in soil and during production process of composting of animal and plant material for fertilizer production Nutrition of plants and animals Health care of plants and animals Minimizing environmental pressure of livestock production BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE Natural farming technologies follow the law of nature not against it. This system brings the soil and environment back to its original form where the nature works for the production of its needs. Through nature farming, profit will increase yearly, leading to sustained farm incomes by maximizing the output of the farm and at the same time maintaining the ecological integrity of the system that has been the primary concern in almost all agricultural and rural development efforts. We looked for years various technology and looked at possible solution to ensure high yields but these methods, sadly, are not always the best solutions. OBJECTIVE AND EXPECTED INPUT The training-seminar aims to heighten community awareness and interest on appropriate system for them to adopt the technologies being promoted through natural farming. At the end of the technical training activity, the participants must have: Gained common and unified knowledge and understanding about the many aspect of natural farming technology Internalized the reason for the need of improving the farming industry Created awareness and interest on the need to sustain subprojects that are geared to natural farming technologies; Agreed on the next steps or activities to be done for the formulation of subprojects that centered on natural farming technologies.