Penalosa Farms

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George D
Antipolo City, Philippines83 contributions
Interesting organic farm tour
Jun 2018 • Business
I joined the Penalosa farm tour not knowing what to expect from a micro model farm.

The farm owner, Mr Penalosa (young looking and energetic for a gentleman over 75 years old) greeted us upon arrival and gave us a very passionate briefing on sustainable small (or micro) scale farming that could provide or augment the income of a family with a very small footprint. The numbers he presented were very enlightening as he showed how 1 square meter could generate revenue that would attract any backyard farmer.

After the short classroom briefing, being about 40 persons in our tour group, we broke up into 4 groups, each having a tour guide. We were then showed the features of the farm model. Please note that this is an outdoor activity so depending on the season, it can be very hot and humid. There are some uneven and wet surfaces at the hen house and the pig pens so comfortable outdoor walking shoes are recommended.

Make no mistake about it, the half day tour would not provide sufficient information for one to immediately launch a start up farm. It was just to whet the appetites of those mulling the idea/dream of starting their own organic backyard farm. I would think a minimum of 1 week of training is needed to design and develop one's own micro farm and to learn the marketing skills on where to sell one's harvest.

Happy farming to all !!!!!
Written 26 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tynejr
Las Pinas, Philippines133 contributions
Organic Farming with an Advocacy
Jun 2018 • Friends
Spent the day here giving a talk with and to the members of a Community I belong to. It was a pleasure seeing an oasis of organically grown plants in the middle of the city.

I was pleased to find out that they do tours and lectures for people wanting to understand the benefits of going organic. They also serve "buffet style" meals, all using organic products and produce.

If possible, try their "5 Treasures Tea" with peppermint leaves and calamansi (a.k.a. the Philippine Lemon).

Wish I could have stayed longer and tried more of what they had. At least I went home with organic 5 Treasures Tea, organic Green Tea, organic Peppermint tea and organic tea for sore throats (not sure what was in it, I left it at home).

And what I really like about this is that because it is their advocacy, they willingly share their knowledge so that many more may follow in their footsteps.
Written 3 June 2018
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RedVelvet49
Bacolod13 contributions
Big Things Come in Small Packages
Jun 2016 • Business
The Penalosa Farm is a study in integrated farming. With less than a hectare of land to farm, the owners managed to put up a herb and vegetable garden, raise poultry, pigs, even Peking ducks and quails, sheep, buildings to house guests staying for seminars, a hall, a dining room, and a room to grow mushrooms.

This is an inspiration to urban homesteaders who think that one needs a vast area of land in order to make a tidy profit from agriculture. Mr. Ramon Penalosa himself gives the best pep talks to farmers both with or without capital. And he doesn't scrimp on information but gives out knowledge generously.

My favorite quote of his is "A farmer who does not pray is not a good farmer." God bless you, Penalosa Farms.
Written 20 December 2016
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LizzieB57
Manila, Philippines54 contributions
A zero-waste farm micro-model at its best!
Oct 2015 • Friends
If only to listen to Mr. Ramon Penalosa talk passionately and knowledgeably about his zero-waste farm micro-model, this visit is a must for travellers in Negros Occidental.

Lunch and snacks came from the organic produce of the farm, all delicious and creative. We had amazing malunggay/squash/spinach fritters! The banana turon was laced with Nutella, and topped with langka jam. We downed it with refreshing juice made from Blue Ternate flowers!

We had a look-see of the piggery and chicken coops. We saw some quails hatching from their tiny eggs, and saw 1-day old piglets sucking from their mommy sows. There were Peking ducks, and sheep, and goats.

And, of course, plants everywhere! Herbs, vegetables, flowers! If the grounds were not enough, there were hanging gardens!

Not to be missed!
Written 13 October 2015
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writeonthespot
Bacolod, Philippines408 contributions
Farm Tourism experience in Penalosa Farms
Nov 2014 • Business
Entering a tall red gate, I was really amazed at what I found inside the Penalosa Farms. First, the receiving area was a house that looked like a burrow cottage. But don't be deceived. It also serves as a hotel for overnight staying guests. There were rooms inside the four-storey house that can accommodate to up to 60 people. There's even a small chapel at the topmost floor. The Cafe Organic serves delicious, healthy food. We did not only tour the farm but we were also given an activity that helped us identify and get to know the plants and animal species inside the compound. Penalosa Farms hold seminars and host team-building sessions in their property. The piggery and the coops were clean. Plus, Mr. Penalosa shared with us how to earn big bucks while keeping a clean, zero-waste farm. It's truly a one-of-a-kind experience I recommend to everyone.
Written 25 July 2015
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