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About Elina Ramó

Elina V. Ramó, also known as Lyn V. Ramó, started her journalism career in campus newspapers where seeds of activism in her writing were sown. She contributed stories to Pahayagang Malaya, UCAN, Bulatlat and some online news platforms and also to Nordis (Northern Dispatch) that she eventually helped edit until 2010. Lyn is now into integrated natural family farming and is also a practicing acupuncturist as part of her holistic health care advocacy.
14 02, 2022

Green Thumbs – Days of isolation and beyond

By |2022-02-14T08:33:41+00:00February 14, 2022|Opinion|0 Comments

EARLY morning, we walked leisurely to the beach to see if there were mangalat on the shore. On our way we saw other folks half-running towards the beach, little pails swinging empty. Everyone was in a haste. Thick clouds were hiding the sun so the breeze appeared colder at around [...]

7 12, 2021

GREEN THUMBS UP – Selecting seeds to plant

By |2021-12-07T10:50:03+00:00December 7, 2021|Opinion|0 Comments

WE are still discovering what plants grow well on sandy soil and on warm temperatures.  The first two years seem not enough to decide and we keep on planting any seed that comes our way, noting how these grow and adapt to the soil and climatic conditions.  Rather than trying [...]

29 11, 2021

Green Thumbs Up

By |2021-11-29T14:25:24+00:00November 29, 2021|Opinion|0 Comments

THE dry season has started and it caught us figuratively with our pants down. We were trying to transplant tree seedlings a week before the rains stopped coming in September.  It was just one full week after the last young sampaloc tree got its place on the ground when the [...]

5 09, 2021

Green Thumbs Up – Tamad farming

By |2021-09-05T13:40:33+00:00September 5, 2021|Opinion|0 Comments

IT has been raining for the longest time and the plots are mostly drenched to the neck.  We used to water one portion of the garden in the morning and the other half in the late afternoon when the temperature gets cooler. Despite our plunge into what has been said [...]

19 08, 2021

Green Thumbs Up – Building good soil

By |2021-08-19T15:12:02+00:00August 19, 2021|Opinion|0 Comments

ACTUALLY, we have been discussing lengthily on building the soil. The past two episodes dealt extensively on how to enrich the soil, the base on which any farming or gardening endeavor rests upon.   We talked about how marapait fertilizes the land that sustains our plants. That shrub that people consider [...]

4 08, 2021

Green Thumbs Up – Rain-drenched

By |2021-08-04T13:15:52+00:00August 4, 2021|Opinion|0 Comments

FARMERS, especially those who plant rice, welcome the ten-day rain without letup. Plants grow tremendously with daily rainwater that carries some trace elements that plants need. Water also tends to gather into low farms and form shallow ponds for in-land fish varieties and some snails. This is the type of [...]

9 07, 2021

Green Thumbs Up – Sourcing superior seeds

By |2021-07-09T14:17:48+00:00July 9, 2021|Opinion|0 Comments

LAST time we were talking about some basic requirements to be able to grow our own food in our growing space, however little it may be. In a nutshell, we have to have superior seeds, a healthy soil mix, enough sunshine and an ample amount of water.  Seeds, our planting [...]

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