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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 [...]

The Evolution of Layog Country Farm

“Take care of the land”, he said “and the land will take care of you”. That was our father talking to us, his children, about the farm he has laboured so hard to set up. We were kids then, just in the grades.  In our very young minds, we did not see the wisdom of [...]

The volunteers’ cottage – Poklang cottage

Layog Country Farm is at present having two small cottages for the volunteers. One of the cottages is named in honor of my deceased Uncle Paulino(Poklang) who is a younger brother of my father. He is a person who has dedicated so much of his time working for the development of the farm. Poklang cottage  has two (2) [...]

Meet Kasper our Danish Volunteer

He was one of the seven farm volunteers from several countries that I was privileged to meet during the three days I was at the farm for some business. We have this tendency to form an impression of people we are meeting for the first time simply by relying on the message our eyes tell [...]

So you need a place to stay?

“Please tell us where we could stay should we need to stay in Baguio for the night before we proceed to the farm?” asked one volunteer. It is a common query that we receive from the farm ’s foreign volunteers. It sounds like a “no-brainer” query but it is really not that simple. It is [...]

The origin of the Loquat Fruit Trees at LCF

Loquat fruits at Layog County Farm. Fruits growing in clusters are oval,rounded or pear-shaped. 1-2 inches Long with a smooth or downy, yellow or orange, sometimes red-blushed skin. The succulent tangy flesh is white, yellow or orange and sweet to subacid or acid, depending on the cultivar.(loquat) Loquat is already a fruit plant which has been [...]

My farm life as a volunteer at Layog Country Farm

A  French volunteer shares her story of the daily life at the farm by documenting this with some beautiful pictures taken during her stay. Her photos tell us about the practical works to be done, social life with the other volunteers but also portrays  the intercultural exchange experience both with the indigenous farmers and the local [...]

There is Food in Flowers

We are adhering as close as possible to the principles of the indigenous farming systems in the way we run our farm but with slight difference. Flowers and other ornamental plants do not have much place in the indigenous way of farming because for indigenous peoples,  you farm with the intention of producing food for [...]

A video about the mission and vision of Layog Country Farm

ABS-CBN presents Layog Country Farm  as an eco- friendly farm. The video shows some of the activities which our volunteers both international and local do together with the indigenous farmers. View video  here: Mountain Province farm teaches "green living"