"The Aloha House Story: Serving the Community Through Agricultural Extension"
Agricultural Extension is a great tool for the development worker who wants to impact their community while minimising risk to the small hold farmer and back yard producer. Aloha House started as an orphanage for children in crises and now also is working with families and single parents. Healthy food production is an integral component and the organic farm grew out of that desire. As interest grew and trainings were undertaken, ECHO Technical notes were key to fast tracking the success and profitability of our farm. Join us on this adventure as Keith highlights some of their successes and failures in this 15 year adventure.
Keith Mikkelson is the Executive Director of Aloha House inc., an NGO founded with his wife to help Philippine families. Aloha House is an orphanage located on an organic farm that produces food for the children, staff and customers in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines. Keith's book A Natural Farming System for Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics has sold over 5,000 copies.