Green Releaf is raising resources to support 300 farmers from Tiwi, Albay after being impacted by Supertyphoon Goni and Vamco in November 2020, using its permaculture solutions after prototyping them for the last 3 years. In partnership with the Sustainable Agriculture program of the Diocese of Legazpi, we are helping to raising funds for: a) open pollinated and organic seeds b) repair of farm tools and equipment c) permaculture training and materials (print outs and videos) for sharing.
Typhoon Goni and Typhoon Vamco arrived in the Philippines one after the other in November 2020 leaving a trail of destruction along the way. Several farm structures and materials have been damaged for 3 farmer associations of the local government of Tiwi, Albay supported by the sustainable agriculture program of the Diocese of Legazpi Given that there will be more typhoons that may come, more adaptive and resilient methods and designs through permaculture is our additional support.
The funds will support the recovery of food security and economic needs of 300 farmers and their families. Healthy, resilient seeds will help them jump start their home gardens. Repair of farm structures such as vermiculture bins, mushroom houses, farmer's training hall and their organic trading post are needed to help keep their groups working. Training on more adaptive methods like typhoon proofing and other permaculture tools will contribute to their learning as resilient farming families.
Our project aims to support farmers to design better farming systems and set ups that are adaptive to the ecosystem's climate vulnerability as model training sites for replicating best practices in climate resilient and adaptive farming methods.