Mr. Aeon Mapa, teacher in Gamot Cogot Waldorf School, a Biodynmic pratictioner and a Sustainable Agriculture advocate was a resource person for the Organic and Spiritual farming training at Gamot Cogon Woldorf School last August 7 to 9, 2020. This training was attended by the ESSA staff, ESSA Iloilo City cluster members and other interested individuals.
The 3-day training enclosing the Inner Conditioning, Farmer Consciousness/Shift of Paradigm away from materialism, Composting workshop, Ecological pest management, Seed sharing and Plot preparation, cultivation and planting.
The participants are preparing the organic compost. Respective groups have assigned for a specific tasks of collecting the greens, the browns, the cow manure and preparing the area. This organic compost was completed because of the “dagyaw” of the participants. Aside from composting workshop, the participants also enjoyed designing, making plots, and planting the seeds and seedlings they brought. It was indeed an new experience to immerse with nature, to understand how it works, and how to contribute in taking care of the soil and the nature as a whole.