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Any Public Farming Land?

Discussion in 'Horticulture' started by davewe, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. davewe

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    Retiring to the Philippines this summer. Eventually, we will settle down and probably buy a place. My wife has a farming background and would love to grow vegetables, while I drink :smile:

    This has always meant that we've been searching for houses with fairly large lots, at least 1000 sq. meters.

    Here in my home city there are public lands where people can grow their own veggies. Maybe I'm nuts but is there anything similar in Dumaguete?
     
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    No need to be nuts of course but as far as I know that feature is non existing. A lot of facilities and/or possibilities, common practice in your home country and similar areas like Europe or Austrlaia, are simply not available here.
    I think that kind of community garden would be a festival for shoplifters unless surrounded by a high fenced wall and a dozen of sharp dogs inside controlled by a security guard to look after.
     
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    Used to be a public farming lot in Cagayan De Oro in Brgy Gusa across the national hwy (kind of) from the Fair Price club. Lolo & Lola used to work it. It was fenced in, but not sure if there was a guard or not. So, not unheard of in the Philippines. I may be eventually helping my GF's family find a lot somewhere that I'm hoping will be big enough for their home and to grow a garden. We missed an opportunity earlier this year because we didn't have enough at that moment to put down on it.
     
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    JUST TAKE YOUR NEIGHBOURS LAND, THATS WHAT THEY DO HERE, and they dont just grow veggies, they grow themselves and their families, and best of luck getting them off it
     
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    Is your wife Filipina? Looking to buy or rent?
     
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    Rent or buy? Both :smile:

    So based on lots of recommendations we will arrive this summer and rent an apartment month to month. That gives us a few months to find a rental house which I assume will have a year lease. From there, once we are settled and know a bit more about the lay of the land, we will look to purchase.

    I asked my wife the question I posed here and she said she didn't think it happened much in the Philippines. But I just thought it was worth asking the question.
     
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    no public land in my area but renting growing space is reasonable.

    i'm not sure what kinda veggies your wife wants to grow but i'm at 400m elv and i grow most types of leafy greens, cucumbers, snap beans, tomatoes, eggplant and okra year round. most of the leafy greens like some shade in the summer months. the neighbors dry farm tomatoes, eggplant, cabbage and chinese cabbage crops but most commercial growers are higher up the mountain. maybe someone other members can input what grows at lower elevations..
     
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