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Bago City Organic farm Tour and Jewelry making

Less than an hour to the South of Bacolod lies Bago City. Bago is known as the “Home of historical and natural treasures” as well as being the rice granary of Negros Occidental.

Set against the backdrop of the scenic Bago River, Bantayan Park offers a tranquil environment for our Creative Congress participants as creative ways of jewelry making with the help of Tumandok Crafts Industries. TCI helps preserve nature by using sustainable indigenous material and seashells found in Negros Island. Definitely something to bring home before your flight back home.

That is just for starters. Then we meet the organic farmers of Mailum and join them in the pre Harvest ritual of making pinipig. The community will also prepare native delicacies and sumptuous lunch ... truly a welcome feast for everyone.

Have you heard about the elusive criollo cacao? We will visit the cacao nursery farm of Christopher Fadriga and listen to his inspiring story.

Paper Jewelry making is scheduled in the afternoon. Something to bring home before your flight back home.

Cap the day with an early degustation dinner at the Lanai by Fresh Start.

Bago City Organic farm Tour and Jewelry making


Maximum: 20 pax
What to wear: Any comfortable clothes, rubber shoes
Breakfast starts at 6AM. Please refill your tumblers.

7:30 Check out from hotel/board the bus. Bags will be place in luggage van.

8:30 ETA Bantayan Park Morning workshop – hands on upcycling and recycling with Tumandok.

10:30 Depart for MOVA

11:45 ETA Mailum Organic Village Association. Lunch with the farmers and learn how to make pinipig and linupak na saging.

12:45 Depart for Chris Fadriga’s Nursery Criollo Cacao Farm

1:15 ETA Fadriga Farm – learn about criollo cacao.

2:15 Depart for Bacolod

2:45 ETA Lanai Your luggage van will be at Lanai. Time for the last stop of the day. It will be a 6-course introduction to a Slow Food degustation complete with Slow Drinks at Lanai by Fresh Start.

4:00 Depart for the airport.

5:00 ETA Silay Airport