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Home Sections Ecology and the Environment “Enhancement of Community Disaster Preparedness & Livelihood” Seminar on June 19 at Antipolo City
“Enhancement of Community Disaster Preparedness & Livelihood” Seminar on June 19 at Antipolo City PDF Print E-mail
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Written by EARTH Institute Asia Press Office   
Saturday, 05 June 2010 08:36


T he EARTH Institute Asia and Flor’s Garden will conduct a seminar on "Enhancement of Community Disaster Preparedness and Livelihood (With an Integrated Strategy and Solar-dried Organic Food)" on June 19, 2010, Sat., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The EARTH School, Flor’s Garden, Marcos Highway (Rt. turn past KM35), Antipolo City.


Aims: To help local communities improve their disaster preparedness with an integrated strategy, strengthen their capabilities to produce and process organically grown food in a cost-effective and environmentally-sound manner for both emergency and normal times, and enhance active collaboration of the public and private sectors on disaster preparedness.




1.  “Enhancing Disaster Preparedness at the Local Level: Why Earthquake Drills Can’t Save Us” by Dr. Cora Claudio, president, EARTH Institute Asia, Inc.


2. “Planting and Nurturing Organic Food Without Tears”

by Raymond Rubia, trainor-consultant, Agri-Aqua Network, International (AANI).


3.  “Innovative Irrigation with Some Tears-Mother Earth’s Dew” by Philip K.N. Choo, retired Singaporean farmer-inventor.


4. “Production of Solar-dried Organic Food (SOF) with the EARTH Solar Genie” by Engr. Julius Labrador, inventor, EARTH Solar Genie and EARTH Trustee


T he seminar fee of only P1,500 includes a tour of Flor’s Garden, with lecture on “How to Grow Plants and Weeds as Sources of SOF” by Ms. Flor Tarriela, owner of Flor’s Garden and Co-author of the book on weeds. It also includes lunch and snacks with SOF especially prepared by gourmet chef and baker Myke Sarthou. Participants will be treated also with healthy ice cream from Cream Line Dairy Corporation and Nestea from Nestle Philippines. Plants, seeds, other items for wellness, and literature on disaster preparedness will also be provided by Flor’s Garden, Department of Agriculture-NCR, Toby’s Sports, PHIVOLCS, and Unilever. 


Some members of the EARTH Network for Sustainable Living will present organic products and technologies for wellness of people and the environment in a mini-exhibition.


Pre-registration is required for the limited seats. Contact: or 0917-829-1718. # # #

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