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The Friends of ENCA Farm Newsletter


Winter Solstice Edition, 

Friends of ENCA Farm Hosts 3rd Annual Nourish Event 


On Friday, October 4th nearly 50 Denver Friends of ENCA Farm gathered for our 3rd Annual Nourish Event. The excitment of hosting this event in our new headquarters, the Posner Center For International Development, and the Filipino inspired food prepared by guest chef, Heidi Peterson, created an intimate and delicious evening to support our work in the Philippines.  


Guests enjoyed Filipino-inspired cuisine made with local Colorado produce. Greens were sourced from the Grow Haus, a local indoor farm. The menu also included Filipino favroites like lumpia and toron from A Tase of the Philippines, a local Filipino food truck. Chef Heidi also prepared chicken adobo skewers, embutido (Filipino Meatloaf) sliders, shrimp kinilaw, and of course homemade Ube Ice Cream for dessert. 


Guests enjoy a tour of the Posner Center
(Photo by Robert Hernandez)


Guests toured the new collaborative office space and learned about the more than 40 international development organizations headquarterd in Denver. We also announced our soon-to-launch service based travel program to ENCA Farm in 2015. Most importantly, the money raised at the event will help establish an organic seed bank that will serve ENCA and neighboring organic farmers, helping the region access locally produced organic inputs.  


Thank you all for your generous support. We look forward to seeing you next year at our 4th Annual Nourish event!

Guest Chef Heidi Peterson puts final touches on the food
 (Photo by Robert Hernandez)


Partnership with Nokero Brings Solar Light to ENCA Farm  
Thanks to the generosity of Friends of ENCA Farm donors we delivered solar powered light bulbs and cell phone chargers to ENCA Farm in October. Nokero is a fellow tenant at the Posner Center for International Development and distributes their innovative solar bulbs
around the globe. 
The majority of developing country households spend, at minimum, 25% of their income on kerosene and other fuels, which cause a great deal of harm to the environment and to the health of the people. Nokero's products help bring sustainable light to communities and we are excited to introduce these products in the Philippines.   
Nokero is also working with Typhoon survivors in the Philippines. Join their Buy One Give One Campaign to help communities devastated by Typhoon Hiayan access much-needed solar power. 


Infrastructure Improvements and Expanded Farm Production 
ENCA is happy to have new lodging accomodations for volunteers and paying visitors. The three-story red house was completed a few months ago. Its loft provides visitors with tree house style views of the forest canopy, and wonderuful natural daylight floods the downstairs kitchen. With expanded lodging options, ENCA Farm is able to accomodate more visitors and special tour groups, including students and seminars. 
Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, ENCA Farm invested in raising native chickens. What started as only a few hens, has turned into hundreds of roaming birds (see picture below). These chickens help naturally fertilize ENCA soil and support the preservaiton of native livestock, while also producing delicious farm fresh eggs. 

Friends of ENCA Farm wishes you a peaceful Holiday Season and a great start to the New Year. Thank you for your continued support of our work in the Philippines!


Sherry Manning
Founder and Executive Director
Friends of ENCA Farm

What's Inside
Nourish Event Success
Nokero Solar Partnership
Infrastructure Improvements

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Cell Phone Charging at ENCA Farm with Nokero Solar Panel

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