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?
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
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.
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 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!
Although WiFi is available for emergencies at the farm, it is suggested that you purchase your own local sim card.
|One to Three Nights||$17 USD per night|
|Four to Six Nights||$15 USD per night|
|7 Days plus||$12 USD per night|
Guapito St. Brgy. Santa Rita, 3107 Cabioa, Nueva Ecija Philippines
Tel: +63 928 551 3935