Lina’s Cottage – Layog Country Farm

Lina’s Cottage is built at the area of the farm located above the national road. It was the first building to be constructed after it was reopened in 2008 and was  finished in 2009. It was originally constructed for the caretaker of the farm but then his family refused to live there because they considered […]

Seedless Rattan Fruit (Littuko) at Layog Country Farm

As shown in the photo above, Layog Country Farm had its first harvest last year (2014) of rattan fruits or “littuko” as it is locally known in Mt. Province. The plant came to the farm as a gift from my deceased nephew Vicente Yaeng in 2010. Rattan belongs to the palm family and is native to […]

A Flower In Bloom

If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in  spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. by Terri Guillemets A photo shows one of our volunteers at Layog Country Farm appreciating  the beauty of our amaryllis flowers in bloom.

My Mom’s Bamboo Garden

“Do not think about me. Go do what you have to do. I would be happier to see your plans moving on without hitch than be the reason it is going to be stalled.” My Mom told me as she insisted that I attend my meeting with the Philippine Bamboo Foundation which I was contemplating […]

No Way, I’m not Getting a Ride

The farm does not have it’s own vehicle transport. If you want to go to the town center or to any place around the area, you must take the regular passenger transport that regularly passes the farm early morning. That means, if you intend to travel and you miss it, then you have to postpone […]

From the Farm to the People

All our produce, basically fruits and vegetables, are delivered directly to consumers in communities around the farm. There are no middlemen involved. We have deliberately brought prices to a level within the reach of families with limited food budget. We did not want people to be deprived of their right to healthy food simply because they […]

Starting a Coffee Plantation

We have just finished planting around 2,000 Arabica coffee trees which we purchased last June. Since we all do things by ourselves privately then we take also the responsibility of seeking advice from friends having experience in coffee farming. We are new in this field so we are eager to send our farm assistants to […]

Be a Volunteer

Being a volunteer at Layog Country Farm opens for the experience of being away from the hassles of city life and live a very simple country life with the igorot farmers while communing with nature. Volunteers have the oppurtunity to learn a natural and sustainable farming technique from us but in return they contribute whatever […]

Dad’s Dream Didn’t Die

People often ask how the Layog Country Farm evolved from its early start into how it is today. “We want to know its history ,” they would say and that baffles me. No, it is not their interest in knowing more about the farm that confuses me but what it is really they want to […]