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Yes! Magazine features Paradise Farm

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in News | 0 comments

YES! Magazine, one of the country’s top entertainment magazine featured Paradise Farm and Ms. Isabel Rivas. The spread featured the farmhouse, the farm, its humble beginnings and the hard work and dedication that Miss Isabel Rivas put into the property. Read the feature on...

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Thoughts on Zone Gardening

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Farming Tips | 0 comments

Thoughts on Zone Gardening

There are several methods that can be utilized for nurturing a flower or a fruit and vegetable garden right in your own backyard, and one of the most popular methods is zone gardening. In zone gardening, different varieties of plants are grouped or zoned together in a way that each plant can benefit from one another as they continue to grow. Zoning involves sectioning your garden according to the type or variety of plants that you can grow in that particular section. You can have one area for herbs and another for flowers and so on. Each...

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The Psychology of Gardening

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The Psychology of Gardening

I don’t know what it is about a garden that has always drawn humans to them. But they’ve always been very popular, and an integral part of peoples’ lifestyles. Most religions feature gardens as the settings for some of the biggest events. According to Christianity, humanity was started in a garden and the son of God was resurrected in a garden. The Buddhist build gardens to allow nature to permeate their surroundings. Almost every major palace and government building has a garden. But what’s so great about them? They’re just a bunch...

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Dwarf Papaya

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Produce | 0 comments

Dwarf Papaya

The Philippines is a perfect place for raising fruit crop and Paradise Farm is proud to have been producing several types of fruits, one of them is the Papaya. The Papaya has been taken for granted for quite some time. The total crop area in the Philippines that is dedicated to the growing of papayas is estimated to only .1% of the total agricultural land. That is less than 9,000 hectares of Philippine farm land. The papaya, in its young unripe form is used for a very common side dish, the atchara. In its ripe form, it is served freshly sliced...

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Eggplant

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Eggplant

The Philippine eggplant or the talong is a slim and long variety that is more tasty than the large aubergine. Although it is classified as a vegetable, it is actually a fruit which is endemic to the Philippines and other countries in the Southeast Asian region. A constant ingredient to several Filipino dishes, it is often seen in the Ilokano dish Pinakbet and Kare-Kare (Ox tripe in peanut stew). It can also stand on its own as seen in the tortang talong or nilagang talong with bagoong. The Talong is actually from the berry family and is also...

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Mangoes

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Mangoes

Paradise farm boasts of its huge and delicious mangoes that are grown organically. The Philippines is known all over the world to have the sweetest and best mangoes. In fact, we have the record for the sweetest mangoes in the world. There are several varieties of mangoes in the Philippines: The Manggang Kalabaw or the Manila Mango, the tiny but sweet packed Pico (Piko or Pajo) and the Katchamita (the small sized Indian Mango). Trivia: Australia only allows fresh mangoes coming from Guimaras Island, which is famous for its Manggahan Festival....

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Produce

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Produce

Paradise Farm proudly boasts of its produce that are all grown organically.  For us, organic farming is not just a fad but a way of living. From vegetables, fruits and herbs – Paradise Farm harvests only the best and the freshest. Paradise farm fresh produce do not only taste good but is also good for your body and health.

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Integrated Farming

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Integrated Farming

Higher economic growth, population explosion, and the ever-increasing demand for food, stability of income and multiple other requirements are putting a strain in the Agricultural System in the Philippines. By applying Integrated Farming and Sustainable Agriculture methods, short term farm income can increase making life more sustainable for small farmers particularly in the rural areas or even in an urban setting. Integrated farming is simply combining different aspects of agriculture such as growing crops, fruits and vegetable co-existingly...

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Paradise Farm on Rated K

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Paradise Farm on Rated K

Paradise farm was featured in the weekend magazine show “Rated K”, hosted by Ms. Korina Sanches. The show featured the farm and its beginnings and the hard work that Ms. Isabel Rivas has put into it. It also briefly spoke about sustainable eco-living and how we can all be part and parcel of...

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Paradise Farm

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in Paradise Farm | 0 comments

Paradise Farm

FINALLY … A WEB PRESENCE It took me a long while to decide to put a presence up on the internet for the whole world to see, but the time away from the internet was well spent as I wanted to “grow” and gain knowledge and skills I was hungry for … especially after starting work so early in my life as a young actress in the Philippines. I wanted to be able to show and more importantly, share something of my life and the work I’ve been involved in – which is of course, something quite different from acting and being in front of lights,...

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