Steven Ang’s -Hydroponic Farm

several varieties of lettuce are grown in this greenhouse

Steven Ang’s Vegetable Farm – One of the features of this vegetable farm is the Hydroponics (from the Greek words hydro water and ponos labor) is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, without soil. Soil less culture.
Gericke originally defined hydroponics as crop growth in mineral nutrient solutions, with no solid medium for the roots. He objected in print to people who applied the term hydroponics to other types of soil less culture such as sand culture and gravel culture.

The distinction between hydroponics and soil less culture of plants has often been blurred. Soil less culture is a broader term than hydroponics; it only requires that no soils with clay or silt are used. Note that sand is a type of soil yet sand culture is considered a type of soil less culture. Hydroponics is a subset of soil less culture. Many types of soil less culture do not use the mineral nutrient solutions required for hydroponics.

Mr. Steven Ang is an active member of the Philippine Orchid Society , Philippine Horticultural Society , a certified  chef  and  an entrepreneur .

According to Mr. Ang,  he supplies several restaurants and supermarket in Metro Manila and surrounding areas. He had an interesting collections of cactus, hibiscus, roses in his farm.

members and guests bought hydroponic  grown lettuce

The tour group was treated with a free sampling of hydroponic grown lettuce and before leaving the farm , some of the members bought freshly harvested vegetables sold at an ex-farm price.

Cresent Moon Cafe and Gallery

This is an ideal place to find relaxation, appreciate nature, various art works and pottery collection can be bought.

A selection of different types of potteries

The   gallery also conducts pottery lessons in this little nook along Ascension road in Antipolo. The 5,000 square-meter lot was transformed into a beautiful secret garden with café and a restaurant using its own pieces of pottery pieces to showcase house specialties like the Alagao lumpia. Visitors can buy pottery and other items in the cafe souvenir shop. The gallery was established in 1981.

The company clientele includes some hotels, restaurant chains, posh homes and accepts bulk wholesale orders.

Koi pond

The place an interesting waterfall , a kois pond and a turtle area . Old mango trees are draped with native ferns and orchids .

The place is owned by Ms. Lanelle Abueva –  Fernando the niece of national artist Napoleon Abueva.

She graduated from the  University of the Philippines- Diliman where she took Visual Communication Fine Arts from 1973 to 1977.

Her impressive credentials included apprenticeship in Hachijo- Jima, Japan, A silver medal award in Japan Amateur Ceramic Competition in 1981,  a bronze medal in Japan Competition in 1981. She also had several exhibits of potteries around the Philippines.

For bookings and reservations:

Address:  Sapang Buho ,Ascencion Road, Barangay Dalig, Antipolo City

Telefax: 630-58-54

Residence: 658-38-66

Cellular Phone : (0917)523-2356

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