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Bae Inatlawan preparing the check for the Daraghuyan lemon grass project.  A hands-on realtime training by GreenMinded, Inc. - 10/22/09 by mary jean netario cruz
The lemon grass project is a project that had been identified for the Daraghuyan Tribal Community in Mt. Kitanglad, Malaybalay City.  It was conceptualized our of a desire to help the community to be free economically.  My journey had led me to UP Los Banos, Geox Farms, AIDFI, the Gold in Grass, and other  different farms and communities in the Philippines.  Looking for technical information, searching for answers to understand and longing to see the realization of this dream.  Finally, we had planted the first seedling. Samdahana Institute has been instrumental through funding the initial phase of the propagation and distillation machine.  Ferdinand Cruz of EASTI made it possible too.  We have just started, but vision is better now that we have started the propagation by 1,000 sqm nursery at the heritage center.  Another thousand sqm is to be planted by the tribe as we have completed the first five thousand and it grows bigger and bigger. Lemon grass is to be planted in areas not use for the vegetables. Six months after, we will start the distillation of lemon grass oil.  We will be producing lemon grass concentrate too. 

The lemon grass project is envisioned to be rolled out to other communities as part of the Memorandum of Agreement with the GreenMinded, Inc.

Lemon Grass project is another initiative of Soup of the Day.

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