The journey begins
CABIOKID FOUNDATION PERMACULTURE FARM
Travel into the stunning mid-northern areas of Luzon, to the town of Cabioa. Here is the must-visit 13-hectare permaculture project run by the Cabiokid Foundation. Available for short stays, but we recommend a minimum of 7 Days to really settle in, get to know your hosts and make a difference.
You will stay in beautiful shared natural bungalows set within the gardens and adjacent to the rice fields. With food forests and zone-5 gardens up to 15 years old, this is a stunning tropics example of permaculture — a great place to volunteer, observe and learn. Hosting regular workshops in partnership with the Philippines Permaculture Association, this is a great starting point on your volunteer journey heading north from Manila.
You will be joining a small team who are passionate about permaculture and the gardens they are custodians of. Enjoy three healthy meals a day with much of the food coming from the farm. There is a great central communal area built from bamboo near the kitchen, which is a great day and night meeting spot.
Is this for me?
|Property Type||Cabiokid Foundation Permaculture Farm is a permaculture model farm and place of learning in the Philippines, aiming to promote sustainable living and to support the local community via a farmers co-op, and responsible tourism activities.|
|Length of Stay||1 to 3, 4 to 6, and 7-days, plus pricing options|
|Arrival Days||All days|
|Type of work||Work-wise, usually 5-6 hours of work per day, depending on projects & weather. The day starts with breakfast and a morning meeting.
Then, depending on the season, work includes infrastructure (natural building, earthworks, woodwork) and/or gardening every day. They do their own compost, and a lot of time is also spent maintaining the place, cleaning, caring for plants & animals, etc., so expect very varied work, but a great learning experience.
|Food||The farm provide 3 healthy meals per day (+ all-day water, tea, coffee, fruits), with Filipino style products from the farm or local market, and a lot of vegetables (but not always, so please let them know if you have specific diet). In any case, the food is always tasty.|
|Accommodation||Accommodation is within shared natural bungalows, set with the gardens (with bunk beds/mosquito net/pillow/linen provided), and shared bathroom with composting toilets.
|What to Bring||Useful items to bring: A mosquito repellent, a torch/head light, a hat/cap, suitable working boots or shoes and flip-flops are a must, as well as a good dose of positive energy!|
|WIFI||Although WiFi is available for emergencies at the farm, it is suggested that you purchase your own local sim card.|
|Address||Guapito St. Brgy. Santa Rita, 3107 Cabioa, Nueva Ecija Philippines|
|Tel: +63 928 551 3935|