Season's Greeting's from Friends of ENCA Farm
Friends of ENCA Farm would like to wish you all a wonderful holiday season and start to the New Year.
On the ground in the Philippines, ENCA Farm continues to host volunteers and tourist alike. The Farm was recently featured on a Singaporean TV show and hosted students from the Laren Field School in Manila for the third consecutive year. ENCA Farm provides a wonderful natural classroom for environmental education and leadership development for these students.
Thank you for your continued support of our programs and stay tuned for new ways to get engaged in the coming year.
Friends of ENCA Farm Hosts Table at Luncheon Supporting International Development
On Tuesday, December 4th, an impressive group of non-profit leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, local and State politicians, and international development advocates gathered in Denver for a very special luncheon to honor the critical work that iDE (International Development Enterprises) is engaged in around the globe. As a Denver based international development non-profit organization, iDE works with the worlds poorest farmers to introduce sustainable farming technologies that increase crop yields and help farmers earn a sustainable living.
Friends of ENCA Farm was honored to host a table at this event, because we will soon be joining a center for innovation and collaboration with iDE and other Denver based international development organizations. The D90 Network will be the country's first collaborative center for international development organizations. The shared office space located in the historic Curtis Park neighborhood of Denver is set to open the summer of 2013. A once abandoned horse barn and warehouse will now be transformed into the headquarters of 30 organizations and support 120 employees. We are excited to be a part of this collaborative that is certain to bring the world to Denver and indeed, Denver to the world.
President Bill Clinton speaks to Luncheon Guests
Denver Urban Gardens will also be housed in the building and host cooking classes, a farmers market, a seed transplant distribution center, and a demonstration garden that will benefit both the local community and the international cause, allowing visitors to learn about how to grow food, and about what life is like for families who grow food to survive. Friends of ENCA Farm looks forward to hosting Filipino cooking classes in this space and introducing our farming methods and traditions to the community.
Surprise special guest, President Bill Clinton, made an appearance at the luncheon, adding to the inspiration and movement of ending global poverty around the world. Friends of ENCA Farm would like to thank our guest for attending the luncheon and your continued support of our involvement in the D90Network.
Please visit www.d90network.org to learn how you can get involved.
Newest Product at ENCA Farm
Discovering new ways to use our produce at ENCA Farm is always a priority. With an abundance of guava trees at the farm, we are happy to introduce our first of many to come value-added products, ENCA Farm Guava Wine.
We partnered with a local wine maker to produce this delicious natural wine made with guavas harvested at ENCA Farm. Stay tuned for other ENCA Farm value-added products in the future.