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Soil Health, Animal Fun, and Zip-Line Adventures

by Carmel Andrada

We had an amazing field trip at Holy Carabao Farm in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Ms. Hindy Weber taught us about the importance of healthy soils and their impact on the environment. We learned that healthy soils at the bottom are crucial for the well-being of life on the ground, and they play a significant role in reducing flooding and promoting the growth of fruits and vegetables.

During the trip, we had the opportunity to explore and identify unhealthy soils and how to transform them into healthy, fertile grounds for food production. We were fascinated to discover the elements that contribute to soil health, such as leaves, water, dried leaves, and worms. We even had the chance to meet and touch the incredible worms, which we now understand are the heroes of the soil because of their crucial role in providing nutrients.

One of the highlights of the trip was learning about transplanting. We carefully chose a small basil plant and moved it to a new spot in the garden. It was amazing to see the basil settling into its new home, ready to grow and thrive.

Additionally, feeding carrots to rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as providing kangkong leaves to pigs and goats, was an endearing experience. We also met lovely hens and ducks, and some of us were even able to carry and cuddle them.

The most exciting part of the trip was undoubtedly the zip-line adventure and our encounter with the majestic carabao. Riding the zip-line and interacting with the carabao brought immense joy and created lasting memories for all of us.


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