Relaxation and Wellness
Relive the Bahay Kubo Song in a Farm at San Joaquin
Belle Piccio | Feb 19, 2016
Ask someone to give as many vegetables as they can and they would probably answer by singing the folksong "Bahay Kubo." It's without even a doubt that every Pinoy kid knows the lyrics of the song by heart.
A family resort in San Joaquin, Iloilo is inspired by the song "Bahay Kubo" and dedicated its piece of land that perfectly depicts the meaning of the song.
The “Bahay Kubo” folksong comes to life in the agricultural showcase of Garinfarm. In just a small area, you’ll find everything mentioned in the song: a hut, vegetables, and farm animals.
The plants and vegetables are arranged according to the sequence mentioned in the folksong. So while checking out the yard, sing your heart outs and familiarize what the vegetables look like.
In just a 1000 sq. meters piece of land dedicated to the agricultural area of the resort, Garinfarm demonstrates how a farmer can utilize the land. It shows that a limited space is not a reason to prevent you from producing goods and enjoy nature’s bounties. Backyard farming can be a source of extra income by selling the excess of your harvested goods.
Aside from the backyard farming where it shows how a family of 6 can survive in the small land area daily, the Garinfarm Bahay Kubo area also educate its visitors how to produce vegetables and fruits. The staff teaches the techniques on how to take care of livestock or farm animals such as cows, goats and pigs in a maximum area of 1000 sq. meters.
The farm practices zero waste management. They plant the vegetable and fruits in recyclable materials, then uses chicken manure as fertilizer.
Before leaving the resort, don’t forget to buy and bring home with you their daily produce such as fresh eggs, vegetables and fruits!
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How to Get There
From Manila, you can fly to Iloilo (estimated cost of Php3,000++, round trip, one hour). The Iloilo Airport is 30 minutes (approximately 19 km) away from Iloilo City.
From Iloilo City, you can take a jeepney bound for San Joaquin or a bus going to Antique. Fare is around Php50-60. If you opt to ride a jeepney, go to the Terminal Market near Robinsons Place Mall or ride a San Joaquin jeepney from Molo.
From the San Joaquin town proper, ride a tricycle (2-5 minutes) and tell the driver to take you to GarinFarm, Brgy. Huna.
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