A Post From the Pako Field 
The Friends of ENCA Farm Newsletter

Fall Equinox Edition 2016 
News From the Field: 

Successful Two-Day Introduction to Permaculture Course Held in Tubaly

On September 16th-17th more than 50 organic farmers, rural health workers, local government officials, and students gathered for a two-day Introduction to Permaculture Design Course in the Philippines. The course was led by our Philippines Program Manager Karen Lee Hizola, who is trained in Permaculture Design and Maam Julie Peralta another Filipina Permaculture expert. 

Permaculture is systems thinking and conscious designing of landscapes that mimics and follows patterns found in nature. It is often integrated with organic farming practices around the globe. 

During the seminar participants learned core principles of permaculture, global implementation, and brainstormed how they might best use these practices on their farms. 

Denver Seed School in a Day 
a Great Success

On Saturday, August 20th nearly 20 eager participants gathered at DeLaney Community Farm in Aurora, Colorado for Seed School in a Day! This course was made possible through a grant from  The Posner Center for International Development received by tenants: Denver Urban Gardens (DUG), Friends of ENCA Farm (FoE), and outside collaborator The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (RMSA).

Read more about the program here
Join Us For The
6th Annual Nourish Event
Saturday, October 22nd 11am-2pm
@ The Posner Center for International Development 
We look forward to seeing you at our 6th Annual Nourish Event in Denver, Colorado next month. Enjoy delicious Filipino inspired Brunch Cuisine prepared by Filipino Food Truck The Orange Crunch, cultural dance performances from the Filipino American Community of Colorado (FACC) Dancers, and an exciting silent auction!

We are honored to have Dennis Apuan as our guest speaker. He will be sharing his passion for social justice, community organizing, and global food security.  Dennis was the first Filipino-American Elected State Representative in Colorado, and he is an activist, non-profit leader, and community organizer.  

Don't miss our largest event of the year celebrating organic farming, seed saving, and sustainable international development! 

Pre-sale ticket prices will increase 
after October 17th. 
Micro-Grant Received From 
Burners Without Borders

We are excited to share the news that we have received a $1,000 micro-grant from Burners Without Borders to support our on-going Farmer Organic Seed Saving Education Programs.  Our proposal was one of 16 successfully  funded from 36 total applications. 

Burners Without Borders is the charitable arm of the Burning Man Artist Community. Their mission is to promote activities around the globe that support a community's inherent capacity to thrive by encouraging innovative approaches to disaster relief and grassroots initiatives that make a positive impact.

We are thrilled to have their support and collaboration! 

Our farmers send each of you a heartfelt thank you for helping us raise over $7,000 during our Annual Campaign

Farmer Thank You Video for Global Giving

These funds will enable damaged greenhouses to be rebuilt, will strengthen and improve farm infrastructure, and enable farms to produce food year-round leading to more consistent income from increased vegetable and seed production. 

Visit our Global Giving project page to learn more and continue to support these efforts. 
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