Fernando H. Lopez Hall , Bureau of Soil and Water Management, Visayas Avenue corner Elliptical Circle, Quezon City – Philippines
Philippine Horticultural Society in partnership with Department of Agriculture and its attached agencies, Department of Tourism ( DOT), Quezon City government , Department of Labor and Employment ( DOLE) , Overseas Workers Welfare Administration ( OWWA), Philippine Council for Agriculture , Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development ( PCCARD) , Los Baños Horticulture Society ( LBHS ) opened to the public a 2-day technical conference.
L-R Mrs. Remedios Rodis Santelices, Mr. Macky and Ms. Edna Felipe ( registration committee
Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe and Dr. Ben Vergara
Mr. Micheal A. Calaramo- Northwestern University in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte province
Mr. Micheal A. Calaramo from Northwestern University talked about ” Establishment and Sustainable Maintenance of a Botanic Garden ” The importance of having a botanic garden in the country, it costs of maintenance, operation and permits .
Mr. Micheal A. Calaramo received a “certificate of appreciation ” from Horticulture 2014 organizers. He is also a board of director of the Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Inc. ( PNPCSI)
Northwestern University: http://www.nwu.edu.ph/
Ms. May Dumlao
Ms. May Dumlao ( PHSI ) immediate past president. She is one of the SECRETARIAT during the conference.
Mr. Ronald C. Costales
Mr. Ronald Costales talked about the different types of Tourism . One of the examples is the Costales Nature Farm
Agriculture Tourism : A World Trend that Brings Better Life to Farmers
Costales Nature Farm is accredited by the Department of Tourism and certified organic farm ( NICERT certification number NIC 1201) It is located just below the foot of Mount Banahaw, Brgy. Gagalot,Majayjay , Laguna. The farm is visited by more than 3000 tourists (local and foreign) every month with different purposes. Farmer visitors want to know and learn how we do organic farming. Businessmen want to invest and relax at the farm. Students conduct their educational tours.
Mr. Ronald Costales received a ” certificate of appreciation ” and loot bag from PCCARD-DOST from Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe ( President – Philippine Horticultural Society) and Professor Fernando Aurigue Jr.
Costales Nature Farm : http://www.costalesnaturefarms.com/
Contact Information: +63 939 9640808
+63 49 576382
Dr. Teresita D. Amore ( University of Hawaii )and Dr. Surawit Wannakrairoj ( Kasetsart University)
Kasetsart University: http://www.ku.ac.th/english/
University of Hawaii: http://www.hawaii.edu/
Mama Ely’s Catering
Mr. Miguel Bartolome and Ms. Janet Natural
Contact : 0939-3777999
The breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks were prepared by Mama Ely’s Catering ( official caterer provided by Department of Agriculture)
Note: I missed some of the speakers in the afternoon , there was another event invitation . I liked all the topics presented and kudos to all the organizers of Horticulture 2014 conference!