Cabiokid Features:

Cabiokid a successful experiment
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Zone 5 - water and wilderness

Zone 3 - riceland

Zone 2 - tree nursery

For further inquiries, tours or reservations at Cabiokid, you can contact us

Address:
Guapito st., Brgy Sta. Rita, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija

cabiokid@yahoo.com
farm based: 0928 551 3935
other: 0920 9114290
Landline: (044) 940 3481


The farm is the result of careful observation

The Cabiokid permaculture farm is divided into 5 zones. These zones specify the degree of human interaction with the natural environment from the highest intensity (zone 0-1) to the lowest (zone 5). The development site is designed using natural principles by which edges symbolize the exchange and productive use of energies between different zones. Energy and the presence thereof is essential to any productive system.

Cabiokid has been designed into an area that positively traps the different energies passing through its landscape. Natural patterns are used to maximize the potential of the site. The permaculture farm is the result of careful observation and sound connections within the natural world. Water bodies have been designed throughout the area and different eco-systems were introduced so as to provide many habitats and to increase life in and around the farm.

The farm's learning concept is based on the production cycle and work is needed at all times on the grounds. Everyone will be able to identify his or her interest while being trained in the holistic aspect of farming and sustainable livelihood.

COMMUNING WITH NATURE

Cabiokid boasts of a training center, which is near the center of the farm and strategically located between the vegetable gardens and the rice lands. It serves as training facility, sleeping area, storage room, work area, catchment site for rainwater and production site for organic fertilizers to be used in the field.

Near the entrance of the farm stands a bamboo house that provides shower facilities, a kitchen and an open dining place. The house has been constructed using indigenous building materials and practices. An in-house library offers reading materials related to sustainable development. The upper floors function as extra sleeping areas or space for small group sessions. All toilets at the facilities are compost toilets that provide much needed organic matter for the farm. All waste water coming from toilets and washing areas is treated and recycled near or around the facilities.

For two years, Cabiokid added multifunctional buildings, not only to accommodate trainees but also to serve as an area for weekend visitors who want escape the busy life of the city and experience nature at its best.

The Cabiokid gardens are continuously being upgraded and planted with a variety of edible and usefull plant species for humans and animals alike. The vegetable area is carefully planted with native vegetables following concepts such as ; crop rotation, using legumes to fix nitrogen, alternate planting, intercropping, and different composting methods.

An ample portion of Cabiokid is dedicated to our native trees ranging from fast-growing, native, to the endemic Philippine hardwoods that we can only find in our forests. We believe that our native trees and plants play significant roles in our social fabric. These trees are irresponsibly logged in the heart of our forests and are in danger of losing some of its species. All of the trees that were planted during the beginning of Cabiokid is just nine years of age or less. Some of them are towering as 10 to 15 meters tall already. Using rainforestation methods and careful understanding and observation of nature, a man-made forest was born and is continually being added with more of the native trees coming from different areas in the Philippines.