The couple used to work for a Five-Star hotel in Manila before they gave up their jobs to become organic farmers. Rose is from Bulacan while Erwin came from Belgium.
Cucumber is one of their money-makers. They harvest about 200 kilos every week which they sell to a buyer in Iloilo. Rose also processes pickles, juices and fruit preserves.
Their farm has also become a training center for organic agriculture. They hold seminars on crop farming as well as livestock and vermiculture.
Take a look at the picture. The plants are planted in black plastic filled with organic planting medium instead of being planted in the ground. That’s a practical technique if the soil is compacted.