Aug 242010
 
Farming in Harmony with the Cosmos:
Introduction to Bio-dynamic Agriculture
Thursday, September  2, 2010, 6:00pm-8:30pm
ISIP Center, 6241 Palma cor Mañalac St., Makati City (near Rockwell)
FEE: P600 including handouts and light snack
Institute for Steiner’s Ideas in Practice (ISIP) Philippines presents a lecture by Gregory Kitma, one of the country’s leading expert practitioners on Bio-dynamic Farming.
Many of us have heard of and are quite familiar with ORGANIC farming. Organic food production requires the use of safe, sustainable farming methods, producing healthy crops and livestock without damage to the environment. No artificial or chemical fertilizers and pesticides are used, and animals are reared without use of antibiotics and drugs. The health of the soil is maintained and the welfare of livestock considered.
Bio-dynamic farmers take the organic concept even further. The approach is holistic, recognizing that there are invisible life forces embedded in plants and animals that work in partnership. There is a recognition that the whole earth is a living organism in harmony with the vast cosmos, and each farm is unique. The result is food within nature’s organization bursting with health and vitality.
The evening introductory lecture will provide participants with the basic philosophy, principles, and methods of Bio-dynamic Agriculture.
Fee
P600, inclusive of handouts and light snacks
Schedule
5:30pm             Registration and snacks
6:00pm-8:30pm  Lecture
For reservations and inquiries
Call (02) 899 46 75, text 0920 983 1329 or email ISIP.Philippines@gmail.com
 Posted by at 9:55 am
Jun 272010
 




I love these ecobags. I own a few and always get asked about them, so on my last trip abroad, I decided to bring some home to sell. They can carry up to 40lbs (YES!), are very light and pretty, but expand to an unimaginable girth, too. So, if you are as committed as I am to quit using plastic and keep reusing, come visit our table at the Whitespace market today, June 27, at 2314 Chino Roces Ave., formerly Pasong Tamo Extension (look for the green gate). The market opens at noon and closes at 7pm. There’s great food by Margarita Fores plus a lot of earth-friendly buys. We’re also selling special books at 30% off, plus other Steiner Education materials.

See you there! (If you miss it, see you there every last Sunday of the month.)
 Posted by at 8:30 am
Feb 012010
 
The Whitespace Green Market started last December–a brainchild of owner Monique Villonco, with the help of daughter, Cris, and a handful of like-minded, strong-hearted women. I’ve only missed one market, but am back in the loop and shouting it out: THIS IS A GREAT MARKET! One doesn’t get overwhelmed with too much stuff because the merchandise is carefully chosen. It’s a great space, airconditioned, high ceilings, lots of light, (really clean and pretty bathrooms), and the food is great. Most of the products are green and earth-friendly, and more and more vendors are joining. Margarita Fores has her commissary in Whitespace, so she serves a delicious lunch buffet at a great price. This market happens every last Sunday of the month, so be there on February 28. It’s a great place to meet up with friends and family. The market starts at around noon and ends at 7pm.

Fabulous T’nalak merchandise from TADECO.
LEYENDE: Local and organic health and beauty products.
A forever favorite: MESSY BESSY!
Ultra-soft, hand-stitched leather with recycled airplane tires for soles. CUTE & COMFY!
Natural, woven products. Very special.

Thanks to Girlie Rodis for the photos! See you at the Whitespace Market (2314 Chino Roces Ave, formerly Pasong Tamo Extension. Look for the green gate)!
 Posted by at 9:15 am
Nov 172009
 
Looking for the perfect present for a new mom? This is it. This comprehensive baby-to-adult book was created by our pediatrician and friend, Dr. Cricket Chen. It covers the first 18 years of your child. Once you have it all filled up, you can give it to your child as a story of his first 18 years. It will give him much needed insight when he chooses to explore his own biography later in life. What a valuable gift for every mother and child. Please call or message Irma at 0916-4295660 for pick-up at Asian Hospital or Ayi at 0927-9877079 for pick-up at Medical Plaza, Makati. Also available at Powerbooks.





 Posted by at 10:09 am
Oct 242009
 

 

IF YOU WANT TO HELP MOVE THE SUPPLIES INSIDE THE DSWD WAREHOUSE — HERE’S THE INFO:
Oct 23 2009 – approx: 930pm I got an SMS saying: This is Sec Espie Cabral. May I call you?

I was so happy!

I immediately replied. My hunch was right, Rep. Risa Hontiveros gave my contact number to the Dept of Social Welfare and Development Secretary. I told Risa that many private citizens are willing to help DSWD! Many are willing to pack and sort and look for options for delivery (as groups like WhiteSpace, TulongBayan, BalayExpo, Angel Brigade, LSGH, AdMU, Red Cross have been doing). Since the warehouses of DSWD are filling up with donations from overseas- then it is time they be delivered to people who are recovering and desperately rebuilding their lives from the recent onslaught brought about by the two typhoons.

Sec. Cabral and I talked for a bit and she mentioned that the DSWD is open 24 hours for workshifts so she agreed for us (private citizens) to try to come up with a shift-coordination-list of, at least, 50 volunteers per day – for Monday to Friday – 3pm-11pm.

I chose the time slot because it can fit in the schedule of students and young professionals. (somehow)

My request is this.

IF YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL — Kindly email radio@rockedphilippines.org or info@rockedphilippines.org your name, contact number and available time shifts you can commit to. Or leave a message here on this post. Pls indicate if you need transportation – we can probably match pick up points or carpooling.

IF YOU HAVE A CLUB/ ORG/ BIBLE STUDY GROUP/ YOGA GROUP/ WHATEVER CLUB/ JAYCEES/ ROTARY/BARKADA/ OFFICE DEPARTMENT/ SCHOOL VARSITY TEAM or BARKADA —any group that can actually commit 10 or more people for one night — please send one collective email lang with all your names and identify your group leader to radio@rockedphilippines.org or info@rockedphilippines.org – or leave a message here on this post….and tell us the specific time and day your group can come. (I highly encourage this manner so that makes it easier for us to coordinate sched and you get to work with people you already know.)

IF YOU HAVE A BUS OR A VAN SERVICE THAT YOU CAN LEND FOR TRANSPO OF VOLUNTEERS FROM PICK UP POINTS IN QC, PASIG AND MAKATI TO PASAY – please email mike@rockedphilippines.org or info@rockedphilippines.org so we can coordinate the carpooling if needed.

IF YOU HAVE A TRUCK/VAN/DELIVERY PICK UP WILLING TO LEND TO DEPLOY BGY RELIEF PACKS -email sheila@rockedphilippines.org or may@rockedphilippines.org or mike@rockedphilippines.org

IF YOUR BARKADA IS WILLING BUT WILL NEED HELP WITH TRANSPO/ TRANSPO ALLOWANCE PLEASE EMAIL ME DIRECTLY – WAG MAHIHIYA- KAILANGAN NAMIN KAYO AT WILLING KAMING MANUNDO!! gang@rockedphilippines.org – hihingi tayo sa mga taong willing magdonate ng pamasahe ng mga studyante. 🙂

IF YOU HAVE NO TIME BUT HAVE EXTRA CASH – PLEASE DONATE SO WE CAN ARRANGE FOR SAFE AND EFFICIENT TRANSPO FOR STUDENTS TO AND FROM SCHOOL TO WAREHOUSE AND BACK. email me directly: gang@rockedphilippines.org or deposit to:

ROCK ED PHILIPPINES
BPI 3080-0073-44
Katipunan-Loyola Branch

Then msg me date of deposit and amount if you need an O.R. from Rock Ed.

Okay – with this one – we need obedient muscle – that’s it. I will report to Sec. Espie Cabral first thing Monday afternoon — I hope we have kind souls enlisted by then and a concrete shift list to send to her –otherwise… those goods will stay put in their warehouses as long as no one packs and delivers them out!

For additional info: 0917-7346742

If you’re wondering: this action plan (and we’re so LUCKY Sec Cabral actually called us!) this is a reaction to the news that many warehouses are filling up with foreign donations and the deployment is not fast enough for people who are in dire need of resources to rebuild their lives. Or even just to exist with a little dignity while waiting for chances to rebuild come around.

Political leanings are not primary at this point. After the work is done – then we can go our separate ways again if that works for us. Personally, for now – I will be more than happy to help the government if that means more Filipinos get what’s rightly theirs.

Thank you very much and I look forward to your generous response to this request for committed hours – I have a feeling efficiency is the key right now – and it’s about time we try helping our DSWD out. This is new for all of us, but I have a feeling it’s worth a shot.

Sincerely,

Gang Badoy
www.rockedphilippines.org

 Posted by at 4:34 pm
Oct 092009
 


If you have a great project and would like to know more about this, please email me at contact@panjeetapales.com so I can send you the rest of the information. Salamat!

 Posted by at 4:30 pm