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How My Wife Got Cured With Sambong A Local Plant Medicine

This is the story of how my wife’s sinusitis got cured with Sambong (Blumea balsimifera), a local plant medicine. If you are also suffering from sinusitis then read below on instructions of how to prepare sambong to cure your sinusitis. One day my wife Isobelle got a bad case of sinusitis. Her nose was severely

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That Special Tree In Your Life

Are you one of those lucky people that has a special tree in their lives? If you are one of them you know what I am talking about… It is a tree that other than just giving fruits gives extra meaning or comfort to you. It is that tree you always come back to and

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Sugar cane farming process in the Philippines

Over the past years I have observed the sugar cane farming process in the Philippines and now I will share it with you in detail. The entire sugar cane process from pre-planting to harvest takes about 1 year or 2 seasons. The rainy season plus the dry season. The sugar cane process consists of the

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Why you should always plant seeds horizontally

I found the coconut in the picture in the forest near the farm. Notice how it sprouted horizontally, the sprout curving upwards. Like many other people I was confused about the right way to plant non-spherical seeds, but now I have with the tip of a friend found that seeds should always be placed horizontally

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Living A Countryside Life Is Epic

(Originally Written on March 2019) It has only been five months since we officially moved in our newly constructed house. We noticed how all the time commotions are going on here and there. There is no doubt that the land has its own mind. Living here has tested our patience more than a hundred times.

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Sacred Passive Compost

I recently read in a book and also a few articles that tribes and peoples in the Amazonian Rainforest would grow medicinal trees and herbs in their gardens. As they hold these trees and plants sacred and believe that a spirit lives inside them, whenever they collect flowers, leaves, fruits, or other parts of these

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Why I am interested in vines

If I would not have done farming, I would maybe have tried to do a career in research on vines. I think vines are one of the most interesting creatures on the planet. There are many different types of vines from many different plant families, each with its characteristics and growing patterns. Vines have so

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How Roads Pave The Way To Environmental Destruction

Introduction Before the invention of wheeled carriages and animal domestication, all transportation was on foot. Narrow footpaths were all we needed to go from place to place. With animal domestication and settlements the paths became wider to allow space for caravans of pack animals. When cities expanded so did militaries. And with the large army

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Banana Planting – Part 1 – 2020

Every tropical natural farm I have read or learned about starts with planting bananas. Bananas are essential to growing any food forest or Agroforestry system in the tropics. The reasons for this are because of bananas: Grow fast Produce a lot of biomass Can survive droughts Can survive floods Shade the soil quickly Are edible

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What Slash and Burn Agriculture Looks Like: Confused Farmers

“Another problem with conventional clearing is that the trees are clear-cut and burned. At a single stroke, the fertility of the soil is diminished for decades.” – Masanobu Fukuoka   As seen from my house. My neighbor burning a part of the forest to plant bananas. The neighbor’s field is seen in front. The above