It was again another ORGANIC journey for me as an OA Blogger (OA- Organic Agriculture) as I go to Bangkong Kahoy Valley located at Kinabuhayan Dolores Quezon together with the rest of OA Bloggers and Agricultural Training Institute group.
This 21-hectare lot area in Quezon Province is owned by the late Agripino Lontoc, grandfather of Dionisio Pullan who is now the owner/caretaker of the place. Mr. Dionisio “Dion” Pullan is also the vice president of BK FOREST( Bangkong Kahoy Farmers’ Organization for Reforestation and EcoSystems Trust)that educate farmers on organic farming implementation, organic fertilizers and pesticides production, and helps farmers on how to generate income and establish a market for their produce.
BK Valley sits between the mountains of Mt. Cristobal and Mt. Banahaw.
After a very sumptuous lunch we are then led to our room to settle for a while, freshen up and prepare for the afternoon activity. Our room was very nice. We have our own Flat screen TV, our own bathroom and our very own fireplace. See the electric fan? because of the cold weather there we never get to use it. The cold air is enough for us to have a very comfortable sleep/rest. There’s also a FREE Wifi Connection. Be reminded that it is hard to get signal to any networks there(Smart, Globe and Sun- I don’t know for other networks because most of us are users of these three main networks). you have to find a spot.
Our Room costs P6,000 per night, breakfast included.
We are then called for our afternoon activity. First we are gathered to this place to hear and learn about the background, history and what is Bangkong Kahoy Valley is all about. Dionisio Pullan also talked about the importance of organic farming in the lives of the people residing in Bangkong Kahoy.
After that, we toured around the farm. Bangkong Kahoy Valley produces organic cabbages, lettuces and many more. Seeing Mt. Banahaw as background is very pleasing to the eye.
A small church inside the Bangkong Kahoy Valley.
More cottages that guests can rent up.
If Baguio has strawberries, then Bangkong Kahoy Valley has Wild Raspberries which we really enjoyed picking and eating, fresh from the bushes.
Bangkong Kahoy Valley sell raspberries for Php400/kg. This 3-hectare plantation of raspberry is now harvesting 4 tons of raspberries when in season (Jan-april).
I have also tasted Bangkong Kahoy Valley’s Raspberry Shake (Php60.00). It was really good! Raspberry Jam are also being sold for Php160. Dried leaves of raspberry are sold for 1,200 / kg.
Bangkong Kahoy Valley also raise Organic Mushroom and sold for P200/kilo and when dried are sold for Php2000/kilo
More of Bangkong Kahoy Valley Organic Produce are being sold with very reasonable prices.
Just in case you get hungry, you can order and eat at Bangkong Kahoy Valley’s Cafe.
For leisure and other activities, Bangkong Kahoy Valley has Tennis court, Hanging bridge and zip-line.
Bangkong Kahoy Valley is a place worth staying… Gonna miss the cold breeze, The spring water, good food and lastly the serenity of the place. I would definitely go back here and appreciate again the wonders of God’s creation.
For more information and reservation you may contact:
Dion & Jing Pullan