Nurture Farmacy: A New Eco-Tourism Wellness Camp Site in Amadeo

Heads up, health and wellness enthusiasts! Foreign guests, students, corporate groups and families can now try out a new wellness haven located in Amadeo, Cavite, a quick drive from Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay. Nurture Farmacy, an eco-tourism wellness, heritage and farm destination offers a wide variety of activities for guests to choose from.

“Phytotherapy: Plants that Heal” is where Nurture “farmacists” in traditional Filipino costumes guide guests into vegetable plots shaped like the various systems of the body and explain the medicinal benefits of the plants. The farm conducts healthy cooking classes on how to prepare delicious dishes to prevent and heal sicknesses of the heart, kidney, lungs, diabetes, cancer based on Dr. Greger’s book “How Not To Die”.

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when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_35_'Botika ni Lola' proves that the way to cure illnesses and diseases is to check out what nature has to offer.

‘Botika ni Lola’ proves that the way to cure illnesses and diseases is to check out what nature has to offer.

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Balik Tanaw is a living heritage museum. Balai Tinggian overlooks the farm and showcases the beautiful weaving culture of the Tinggian tribe from Abra whose intricately woven fabrics and embroidery made from natural dyes are truly works of art. Gabriela Silang, the Filipina Joan of Arc, after whom the restaurant in Nurture Wellness Village was named, was a Tinggian lass and the owners’ ancestor. Traditional Filipino architecture is highlighted in the walls of the nipa hut made of “Sasag” or crushed bamboo. Ang Kusina showcases traditional kitchen implements and handmade earthen pottery.

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_36_Guests are welcomed by Maria Clara, the farm’s carabao.

Guests are welcomed by Maria Clara, the farm’s carabao.

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_07_Traditional way of weaving by the Tinggians

Traditional way of weaving by the Tinggians.

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_08_Natural dyes from bark of tree

Natural dyes from bark of tree.

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_25_Every woven piece has different images and figures sewn on it. It tells a story about the native life of Tinggians.

Every woven piece has different images and figures sewn on it. It tells a story about the native life of Tinggians.

One of the traditional ways of preparing coffee is through the use of this vintage grinder and then brewing it in a 'palayok' (pot).

One of the traditional ways of preparing coffee is through the use of this vintage grinder and then brewing it in a ‘palayok’ (pot).

As an organic farm, Nurture Farmacy uses vermiculture, composting, and home made organic pesticides and fertilizers. Sustainability and environmental protection are practiced in its rainwater harvesting system, grey water recycling in the camp kitchen, and in the natural filtration system for the kiddie pool.

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Homemade pesticides and fertilizers.

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_13_grey water harvesting

Grey water harvesting

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_11_'Paggawa ng Pataba' shows how to make pesticides and fertilizers the traditional way

‘Paggawa ng Pataba’ shows how to make pesticides and fertilizers the traditional way

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_10_'Pandayan' is a demonstration on how to make hand made knives and bolos

‘Pandayan’ is a demonstration on how to make hand made knives and bolos

Guests can try their hand in interactive heritage activities like Pagbabayo, Pagtatahip, Paggawa ng Sipa at Saranggola and many more.

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Paggawa ng sipa

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The intimate campsite features an adults plunge pool, a kiddie pool, an events pavilion, delicious food freshly prepared by the Camp’s Chef, running hot and cold water, comfortable tents and secure surroundings with a Camp Butler ensuring that guests’ every need is attended to.

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‘Camp Nurture’

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_14_A wide variety of packages are available from 4 hour field trips to overnight camping stays.

A wide variety of packages are available from 4 hour field trips to overnight camping stays.

The ribbon-cutting

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_39_The ribbon-cutting headed by DOT Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_18_He says that with farm tourism, once developed, growth becomes achievable for the benefit of farmers, micro to small businesses and other stakeholders.

The ribbon-cutting headed by DOT Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre. He says that with farm tourism, once developed, growth becomes achievable for the benefit of farmers, micro to small businesses and other stakeholders.

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_23_Former Tourism Secretary Mina Gabor explains the potentials and gains behind farm tourism

Former Tourism Secretary Mina Gabor explains the potentials and gains behind farm tourism

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_26_Tinggian tribe performing for the guests

Tinggian tribe performing for the guests

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_27_The guests enjoy a folk dance with the Tinggians of Abra

The guests enjoy a folk dance with the Tinggians of Abra

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_20_Farm to table food

Farm to table food

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_19_Fresh salads

Fresh salads

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_17_Monggolian corner

Monggolian corner

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_16_Simple Pinoy desserts with ingredients fresh from the farm

Simple Pinoy desserts with ingredients fresh from the farm

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_37_Nurture Wellness Village & Nurture Spa owners Mike and Cathy Turvill

when-in-manila_hoppiepolla_nurture-farmacy_38_Nurture Wellness Village & Nurture Spa owners Mike and Cathy Turvill

Nurture Wellness Village & Nurture Spa owners Mike and Cathy Turvill

Camp Nurture is the perfect venue for corporate events, overnight team building, family reunions, unique weddings, and more. It is a place not only to relax and unwind, but to remind ourselves to live and eat healthy, go back to basics and preserve the traditional Filipino way of life.

Please call 0906-224-4731 or email Ms. Ivy Padua at ivy@­nurture.com.ph or visit www.nurturefarmacy.com or www.nurturewellnessvillage.com for more information.






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