Cabiokid is a permaculture development site located on a 5,5 ha property in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija on the island of Luzon, Philippines. Its name is a contraction between Cabiao, bio and bukid, which means field in filipino. The development site is located about 90 km north of Manila and serves as an integrated farm designed and managed in accordance with permaculture ethics and principles. Cabiokid is also an experimental site for applied permaculture in the fields of education, technology, engineering and local economics.
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The land used to be solely devoted to rice farming, which was grown using lots of chemicals and other non-sustainable inputs.
In May 2001 however, work was done to re-design and re-orient the use of the land by restoring the soil to its original wealth. Many local crops and plants have been introduced over the past years making the farm a wealth of species. Its grounds host more than 1000 plant species, almost all endemic flora and many of them rare or endangered species.
The cabiokid lagoon
Co-existence w/ nature
Currently the land is being farmed according to the principles of nature. The surroundings have been designed based on permaculture methods. The farm provides space for animals and humans alike in an harmonious bond where waterways and ponds dot the landscape.