I would like to sing Strawberry Fields Forever by the Beatles but after visting the nursery this morning and stayed to watch the sunset, I got amazed at nature’s magnificence and how the universe brought everything together at the right place and at the right time.
Having a flat land, you need to think of ways to supply your seedlings with the right nourishment. Yes, sunshine is good, the soil is fertile but what about the water?
At the back of the nursery water supply is abundant. This was the perfect time to place irrigation water lines in preparation of summer.
Team PDS Antipuluan hand-in-hand made the work run smoothly and successfully. Soon after, they were chatting and laughing as they continued grafting.
After a long day, I sit back and thank the heavens for the blessings showered upon us. As I have continously adviced new members visiting or helping at the farm, there will be enough sunshine to help us through when you are around. With a solid team of passionate people, this piece of land will soon have the GOLDEN BEANS forever.
— Christopher Fadriga
The less than one year old heirloom cacao grafted mother plants already started to practice producing cherrels. <Wait… cherrels? Mr. Cacao, please enlighten us…>
cherrels are immature pods of 10cm length
These mother plants are under the care of Balrly Valenzuela and his team. As part of the PDS team, we also train them to become plant propagators. Personally, I am glad to see high survival in their first try in grafting. It is now a question of developing their speed thru experience. ?
From the bottom of my cup of sikwate, good job Team PDS Atipuluan! – Chris