Approach and Implementing Program
Given the current realities of our situation now with the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are approaching this program using a Community PlanTree Approach piloted by our partners in Glorious Land Ecofarm in Labo, Camarines Norte which calls for:
Read the full concept paper of this approach here:
Pantry is the initial community engagement, which shows our natural instinct to care for one another. At this stage, we hope to provide immediate basic needs of the target communities (e.g. food, toiletries, etc.). Pilot communities for 3Ps will be identified and validated. In partnership with our sponsors and volunteers, pledges will be brought to designated barangay pantry to serve its purpose.
Plantry. In this phase beneficiaries will be encouraged to grow their own food, either in their backyard or community gardens. Initial seedling materials will be provided by partner organizations and institutions. There shall be demonstration of cultural management practices and home-based fertilizer production integrated during Pantry activities. Aside from this, alternative livelihood shall be developed, preferably from regenerative resources in the area. This can be made possible by establishing partnership with government institutions, NGOs and private individuals.
Plantree. This is the ultimate goal of the program. In this phase, we aim to empower communities to care and develop harmonious relationship with mother Earth. It begins with understanding nature, importance of biodiversity and how we can be part of this ecosystem. A series of Permaculture trainings and seminars shall be conducted to develop and strengthen this relationship. At the end of the project, the selected communities shall be protecting the environment, resilient and self-sustaining through unlimited abundance provided by nature.