To pursue more knowledge in different farming technologies in line with Sustainable Agriculture, ESSA Iloilo City Cluster organized a Permaculture Training at the Farm of one of the ESSA members, Rosalie Minerva, at Barangay Santa Monica in the Municipality of Oton, Iloilo. The compressed 4-day training was held last November 5 to 9, 2020 with the aim to share the knowledge of Permaculture to the eleven participants, mostly members of Iloilo City cluster.
The training was enriched not only by the competent Permaculture trainers, Tin and Ala, but also by the venue that served as the object of the training. The very inspiring message the speakers shared and the knowledge they imparted even at their young age moved the participants to go beyond farming. Even though the training was compressed into a short period, it not only taught farming, but natural building as well, which is very essential in Permaculture.
To be grounded nn Permaculture this line from Bill Mollison can stimulate our desire to engage or continue practicing Sustainable Agriculture and affirm that we have chosen the correct path – “The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone. Hence the futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens, who depend on the very system they attack, and who produce words and bullets, not food and shelter.”