“Jensen Kinder Farm is an organic backyard farm that offers training on practical urban farming for children and adults.”
Stacy Borromeo, owner of JKF, wants to help promote organic farming through her mini-farm by opening her backyard to the public. With Jensen Kinder Farm, she can now educate people by teaching farming methods and techniques to children and adults for their urban houses. She aims to raise awareness about organic farming and hopes to inspire people to become organic consumers so that there will be more demand for organic products and support organic farmers in return.
Below is a photo-blog of the fun farming adventure we had last weekend :)
Kids and adults got to tour the farm and the kids experienced some of the things farmers do every day such as feeding the chicken, collecting eggs, watering the plants and harvesting. The kids also learned how to use farming tools (and actually try using them).
Furthermore, the kids learned how to grow plants through cuttings. They also designed their own planter, which they used for the herb that was given to them to take home.
As part of the farm tour package, each kid was given a farm kit that they can practice on when they get home.
Jensen Kinder Farm is conveniently located in Quezon City – location is so close, making it a perfect weekend bonding activity for the whole family.
Boots, aprons, hats and name tags for kids
Planting 101: Introduction to different methods for urban farming
Stacy teaching the kids and adults some trivia and facts about farming.
Kids lining up for the activities
We love how organized the tour was.
Collecting eggs from the chicken coop
Rabbit feeding. The rabbit poo goes directly to the vermicompost below their cage.
Learning about stingless bees
Little girl farmers enjoyed the feeding activities.
Learning how to use the farming tools
All the kids were excited to fill their containers to water the plants.
They also learned how to harvest monggo
Tea time for the adults. Each kid also gets to bring home one Sitao farming kit home.
Each kid trimmed a tarragon and planted it in their pail
Decorating their plant containers to take home
Transplanting some thai basil leaves to his decorated container
The kids were very happy with their new plants
Thank you, Ms. Stacy B., for a wonderful fun-filled weekend!
1. Farm tour duration is usually around 2 hours and it can get hot, depending on the weather so please bring water.
2. Best attire: closed shoes, pants and comfortable shirts.
3. Bring extra clothes.
4. Apply sunscreen.
5. Book a private tour (minimum of 10 kids only) and choose a morning slot.
JENSEN KINDER FARM
“Our advocacy is to help and inspire families to start organic urban farming.”
39 Jensen St., Filinvest 2,
Baranggay Batasan Hills, Quezon City
Contact Numbers: 0928-552-0155; 294-6527
FARM FEES as of September 2015:
Kids: Php 180
Adults: Php 50
Please book at least 3 days before your chosen date.