By Eula Dee Lañada
Photos by Aeron P. Bermudez
Found in Brgy. Malpitic in City of San Fernando, Pampanga, TPKI or Talete king Panyulung Kapampangan Inc. (A Microfinance Foundation) holds a farm which keeps an extensive selection of crops, livestock and poultry. The farm bears an apiary too, where bees produce mouthwatering honey.
Offering an activity dubbed as a farmer a day experience, visitors and farm enthusiasts would enjoy different sets of activities such as land preparation, transplanting, feeding livestock, organic concoctions making, and feeds.
Serving farm to plate dishes, one would ensure served is fresh, healthy, chemical-free and delicious at the same time. They also have products to offer: processed chicken, vegetables, kamote mojos, roasted chicken and pig, among others.
The farm is often a destination for family and youth especially retreats and team-building activities. City dwellers now opt for a more relaxing and productive trip by going into farms to have a close encounter with nature.
With complete amenities, from training hall to accommodation, this is a perfect place for a weekend getaway. This is one way to get the youth out and experience farming rather than be hooked with their gadgets.
As stewards of the community, they conduct an annual tree planting activity as their help in conserving the environment.
One word they bring to others: transformation. Headed by Mr. Noel B. Alipio, he said that they envision for the communities they reach to be Christ-centered, self-sufficient, others-driven and environment-friendly.
This article was first published as TPKI Foundation Nature’s Farm in Vignette A Travelogue of Central Luzon’s Agritourism Sites from the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center III.