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Laguna Horticulture, Heritage, & Culinary Tour – May 2,2009

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    Default Laguna Horticulture, Heritage, & Culinary Tour – May 2,2009

    Laguna is endowed with abundant natural resources. Its forests are filled with bamboo, rattan, and soft hardwood. Its wide fields and vast forests are ideal for growing rice, coconuts, vegetables, tropical fruits, orchids, and other ornamental flowers and exotic plants. The province is also rich in mineral resources such as clay, jasper and basalt glass.

    Tour itinerary:

    Petty John Pottery – Pansol , Laguna

    This pottery factory is unique in Southern Luzon, It creative designs and award winning potteries earned its distinction worldwide as being innovative. Jon Petty lives and works together with his wife (artist potter Tessy) in Laguna. He has spent many years in the Philippines experimenting with, learning about and sometimes teaching pottery. Jon is of Phil-American descent. He has learned his craft in Barcelona, Spain, where he started out as an apprentice at a small studio. His work is almost "one of a kind" or extremely limited editions. Jon makes traditional functional pottery.

    Note: A short demonstration on traditional pottery will be conducted during the tour


    Botanical Garden- Los Baños, Laguna

    This botanical reserve had been developed by the Americans, Home to the majestic Medinillas or locally known as Kapa-kapa this plant is marveled worldwide on its magnificent floral bracts the forest garden is home to various Philippine hardwood trees such as kamagong, molave, guijo, ipil, bitaog, mahogany, and narra; flowering trees such as caballero, saracca, Palawan cherry, ilang ilang, and white santan and mussaendas .


    Valesol Haven House and Farm – Los Baños , Laguna

    This ancestral house of the Lazaros is one of the unique structures in the heart of UPLB, The house is made from bamboos and old Philippine hardwoods, the bamboos were specially treated in salt water that had stood the weather and tear of time. The house is over 55 years old and had been an architectural marvel in a city looming with industrialization.

    This half-hectare farm is abloom with cattleyas, dendrobiums, vandas , anthuriums and other various species of colorful flowers in varying stages of growth. Its proprietor, Mr. Carlos Lazaro (President of Philippine Orchid Society and Los Baños Orchid Society) also provides lectures on orchid and anthurium propagation.
    (Lunch) – Laguna specialties like Buko pie, native kakanins, pancit and delicacies will be served.




    Orchid and Plant Laboratory – UPLB

    See and marvel tiny plants and orchid seedlings grown from sterile media in a bottle and the adjacent greenhouse of the laboratory where rare, indigenous, endemic and endangered orchids and ornamental plants are carefully nurtured and grown in a systematic way.

    Los Baños Orchid and Garden Show- UPLB Seniors Hall

    If you are looking for new and hard to find plants, this is the place to go. New plant cultivars like the Red Christina, a new cultivars from Christina or Pink Eugenia, and a limited number of Mussaenda Emerlinda Roman (President of University of the Philippines ) will be on sale at the show for the first time.
    Garden shows like this in Los Baños help to promote the Philippine ornamental plant Industry and inspire our local plant breeders to come up with new plant hybrids for the local and international trade through plant competitions. It is through this event that most of the Philippine plants are conserved and mass propagated, providing sustainable livelihood to thousands of plant propagators and collectors in the Calabarzon area. Filipinos are also distinguished landscape artists, and with these events, their skill in landscaping is continuously sharpened. New Philippine hoya species will also be displayed.
    Tour inclusive of entrance fee to botanical garden, donation fee, UPLB garden show, lunch, merienda and lectures

    Deadline for confirmation and payment: April 28, 2009

    Assembly place: Manila Seedling Bank Foundation / Magallanes station 6:30am
    Time: 5:00 am to 6am
    Tour leaves at approximately at 6am
    Estimated time of arrival: 6pm

    Fees: Php 900 for members of Philippine Orchid Society
    Php 1,200 for non-members

    Office Address:
    Unit 209 Delsa Mansion, 44 Scout Borromeo corner Scout Torrillo Streets, Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City, 1103 Philippines.


    TeleFax Numbers:
    +632-929-4425
    +632-926-5061
    +63 917-848-5468 mobile number


    Contact Person: Mr. Lawrence Chan – Corporate Secretary (0919-3901671)
    Email- L_rence_2003@yahoo.com
    Office Staffs: Ms. Jenny Rivera and Mr. Edilberto Capague

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    There is an additional inclusion of the tour

    MAY 02, 2009 (SATURDAY) FIELD TRIP

    Tour itinerary:

    Pettyjohn Pottery – Bucal, Calamba, Laguna

    This pottery factory is unique in Southern Luzon , It creative designs and award
    winning potteries earned its distinction worldwide as being innovative. Jon
    Petty lives and works together with his wife (artist potter Tessy) in Laguna. He
    has spent many years in the Philippines experimenting with, learning about and
    sometimes teaching pottery. Jon is of Phil-American descent. He has learned his
    craft in Barcelona , Spain , where he started out as an apprentice at a small
    studio. His work is almost "one of a kind" or extremely limited editions. Jon
    makes traditional functional pottery.

    Note: A short demonstration on traditional pottery will be conducted during the
    tour

    Ms. Dorie Bernabe's Garden

    (Pansol, Laguna)Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe or popularly known as Ms. Dorie among
    her peers in the horticultural world. Her farm cum resort style had a lot of
    things to offer . Her over 30 years of collection is housed in her Pansol farm .
    She is an active member and an officer of over half a dozen horticultural
    societies and is considered as a bulwark in the horticultural industry. Her
    award winning collections is not only known locally but also in the
    international circuit. Her farm had been a favorite meeting place of various
    societies and She was featured recently in one of the Philippines top rating
    prime time show " Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho " aired on GMA channel 7 last January
    10, 2009 " Cactus episode" .

    Collection of ornamental, cactus, etc.

    Botanical Garden- Los Baños, Laguna

    This botanical reserve had been developed by the Americans, Home to the majestic
    Medinillas or locally known as Kapa-kapa this plant is marveled worldwide on its
    magnificent floral bracts the forest garden is home to various Philippine
    hardwood trees such as kamagong, molave, guijo, ipil, bitaog, mahogany, and
    narra; flowering trees such as caballero, saracca, Palawan cherry, ilang ilang,
    and white santan and mussaendas .

    Note: Please bring orchid species plant (if you have ) to donate at the
    botanical garden.

    Valesol Haven House and Farm – Los Baños , Laguna

    This ancestral house of the Lazaros is one of the unique structures in the heart
    of UPLB, The house is made from bamboos and old Philippine hardwoods, the
    bamboos were specially treated in salt water that had stood the weather and tear
    of time. The house is over 55 years old and had been an architectural marvel in
    a city looming with industrialization.

    This half-hectare farm is abloom with cattleyas, dendrobiums, vandas ,
    anthuriums and other various species of colorful flowers in varying stages of
    growth. Its proprietor, Mr. Carlos Lazaro (President of Philippine Orchid
    Society and Los Baños Orchid Society) also provides lectures on orchid and
    anthurium propagation.
    (Lunch) – Laguna specialties like Buko pie, native kakanins, pancit and
    delicacies will be served.

    Orchid and Plant Laboratory – UPLB

    See and marvel tiny plants and orchid seedlings grown from sterile media in a
    bottle and the adjacent greenhouse of the laboratory where rare, indigenous,
    endemic and endangered orchids and ornamental plants are carefully nurtured and
    grown in a systematic way.

    Los Baños Orchid and Garden Show- UPLB Seniors Hall

    If you are looking for new and hard to find plants, this is the place to go. New
    plant cultivars like the Red Christina, a new cultivars from Christina or Pink
    Eugenia, and a limited number of Mussaenda Emerlinda Roman (President of
    University of the Philippines ) will be on sale at the show for the first time.
    Garden shows like this in Los Baños help to promote the Philippine ornamental
    plant Industry and inspire our local plant breeders to come up with new plant
    hybrids for the local and international trade through plant competitions. It is
    through this event that most of the Philippine plants are conserved and mass
    propagated, providing sustainable livelihood to thousands of plant propagators
    and collectors in the Calabarzon area. Filipinos are also distinguished
    landscape artists, and with these events, their skill in landscaping is
    continuously sharpened. New Philippine hoya species will also be displayed.
    Tour inclusive of entrance fee to botanical garden, donation fee, UPLB garden
    show, lunch, merienda and lectures

    UPLB ART CENTER ( If we have time)

    Deadline for confirmation and payment: April 28, 2009

    Assembly place: Manila Seedling Bank Foundation / Magallanes station 6:30am
    Time: 5:00 am to 6am
    Tour leaves at approximately at 6am
    Estimated time of arrival: 6pm

    Fees: Php 900 for members of Philippine Orchid Society
    Php 1,200 for non-members

    Office Address:
    Unit 209 Delsa Mansion, 44 Scout Borromeo corner Scout Torrillo Streets,
    Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City, 1103 Philippines.

    TeleFax Numbers:
    +632-929-4425
    +632-926-5061
    +63 917-848-5468, +63 922.895.9544 mobile number (Jenny Rivera)

    Contact Person: Mr. Lawrence Chan – Corporate Secretary (0919-3901671)
    Email- L_rence_2003@ yahoo.com
    Office Staffs: Ms. Jenny Rivera and Mr. Edilberto Capague Time: 5:30am

    Departure: 6:00 am

    ETA: from Laguna – 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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