Here is a lovely rendition of what the Center for Environmental Innovation at the GK Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan, will look like. An investment into the kinder future by Hyundai Asia Resources Inc.
Launched yesterday and expected to be finished in January, 2013
Center for Social Innovation village univ., incubation ‘Grass valley for social enterprises & best of the Filipino’s spirit for social tourism. +63932.8515.800
Angat, Bulacan, Philippines · http://www.facebook.com/Gkenchantedfarm
Named after the place of its origin, Bulacan’s Barangay Encanto—which connotes images of the supernatural and magical in Filipino—the Enchanted Farm is the canvas for Gawad Kalinga’s second phase of the 2024 road map to end poverty in the Philippines. Once idle and unproductive, the area is being transformed into a landscape of vast potential that will sustain communities for generations to come. The first of 24 CSI sites around the Philippines, The Enchanted Farm in Bulacan follows a template that fuses three different concepts.
First is a Village University for sustainable community development where classrooms are connected to communities. An ideal site for any university student, the Enchanted Farm will expose students on how to start social enterprises and communities from the ground-up attracting students from all sorts of disciplines. Young children will come to the farm to learn and appreciate the growth of plant and animal life through explorer parties and camps. Residents of the GK village will be exposed to social entrepreneurship that can open a world of opportunities locally and globally.
The second component of The Enchanted Farm is a Silicon Valley for social entrepreneurship where young entrepreneurs are provided a supportive business ecosystem and an enabling environment to help them launch Filipino brands. Fifty of the most innovative social enterprises in the Philippines will not only be conveniently located on the Enchanted Farm to showcase their brands, but will also share in the resources of the farm and facilities.
The third component is a Disneyland for social tourism in which visitors from other parts of the Philippines and abroad can get a first-hand experience of the Gawad Kalinga community, and gain insight to the social problems that face millions of Filipinos. Through the magical stories of the Enchanted Farm, enchanting not only through stories of fairy tales of duwendes (Filipino for elf) but also real life experiences, tourists can see how dreams can become a reality in a nation where its people were once provoked to find solutions and greener pastures elsewhere.
Setting the tone for innovation and possibility in the Philippines, The Enchanted Farm is a development that will forever change the future of a nation consistently promised a better tomorrow but perpetually waiting for that day to come. A new dawn has arrived and it will continue to take shape in Barangay Encanto, at The Enchanted Farm.
Farmer. Filipina, Social Entrepreneur, Agriculturist, Landscape Designer, Gawad Kalinga Fulltime Worker,TOSPian
Quezon City · http://www.gk1world.com
Farming is the new cool! Agriculture is smart and sexy. Description Farming is the new cool! Agriculture is smart and sexy.Raising more agri-social entrepreneurs. It is making agriculture more fashionable and enticing for the young as a career choice while helping farmers and their children.
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