TWO BRIGHT IDEAS: From The Lily Of The Valley Organic Farms

TWO BRIGHT IDEAS: From The Lily Of The Valley Organic Farms

The Lily in the Falley Organic Farms in La Trinidad, Benguet, operated by Jefferson Laruan and his wife Elisa have many innovative ideas in organic farming. Here, we just feature two of their bright ideas.

TWO BRIGHT IDEAS: From The Lily Of The Valley Organic Farms
Jefferson Laruan and his rabbit in elevated cage. Below is the vermicompost bin that catches the manure.
TWO BRIGHT IDEAS: From The Lily Of The Valley Organic Farms
Worker turning over the rabbit manure.

One is growing rabbits in elevated cages where vermicompost bins below catch the manure of the small animals. The manure is converted into vermicompost used in growing organic vegetables and other high-value crops. Rabbits can be sold for meat or they are multiplied to be sold as pets or for laboratory use.

TWO BRIGHT IDEAS: From The Lily Of The Valley Organic Farms
Purple cabbage is intercropped with either New Zealand or Japanese spinach. Spinach is good for making soup or stir-fried. The purple cabbage commands a higher price than the green one.

Another bright idea is planting purple cabbage and growing between them either New Zealand or Japanese Spinach. In the picture the spinach looks like weeds but the two varieties are valuable. They make very good soup or are stir-fried. They are also saleable in the market.The purple cabbage also commands P120 per kilo compared to P80 of the green kind.

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