The farm have a shop of selling goods and delicacies they have produced and it is an ideal thing to take home something that is to your liking.
We first went to have a 30-minute tour about the farm. The guide showed us some local produce and had a few leaf samples for us to smell and to taste.
She then went on to show us how they grow and harvest the plants, and explained how they tried to make everything as organic as possible, thus producing better products.
me and patrick o.
And then we went to a demonstration on how they handle the bees and how they get honeys out of it.
On a man-made box, they created a synthetic "hive" for the bees to live and showed us how it works. It was a bit eerie if specially seeing all those little creatures moving around, but it was cool.
me, holding one of the slabs
the bees.. eek!
Our guide then led us to this small enclosing and I was surprised that she started to escavate something over all those dirts around her.
She actually wanted to show us the process of vermiculture, the process of putting together organic materials and waste, and by use of earthworms to convert them to compost.
Then, she brought us to the livelihood center where a woman was steadily weaving craft materials.
bags on display near the store
That ended our tour and then Jojo and Patrick M. went off for the shop. Pretending to buy something right or in for the free tasting? :)
woven Philippine flag
We then explored the resort a bit and saw some of the rooms, restaurant and the surrounding place.
Overall, it's not as bad as I initially thought. In fact, I liked it because it was educational and it was an interactive tour we had with our guide. Right after, we then went back to our hotel and rested a bit.
Hours later, we had dinner at the famous Hayahay Pizza in town which claimes to have the best pizza in Alona beach.
waiting for the food
We had two types of pizza, namely
Because we just had two pizzas which served as our appetizer that night, we yet had to transfer to another place (which happens to be where we eat just the night before) - in Lost Horizon Beach Resort grill restaurant.
For dinner, wee had grilled squid, fish, eggplant and pork belly. Yummy!
The rest of the time was spent chit-chatting and updating each other on what's happening all since it's been a while since we got together.