ECOGENESIS - THE PHILIPPINES
Ecogenesis is an organization that aims to empower individuals and groups through education, training and action (application). Its mission focuses on:
Women & Children
Churches & Schools
Ecogenesis is concerned with health and the environment.
Ecogeneis is committed to the empowerment of individuals and local communities who face environmental issues.
Ecogenesis seeks to help preserve cultural and religious (spiritual) values and indigenous earth wisdom.
Ecogeneis provides, through scholarships, individuals and members of organizations who share similar goals the opportunity for training and education.
Ecogenesis promotes a holistic and integrative spirituality, and a mission that focuses on the care of the environment.
Ecogenesis funds small-scale projects of those in their target group: women and youth, indigenous people, churches & schools, and farmers. The organization maintains a model “backyard” permaculture-designed garden and farm for demonstration purposes, as well as conducting retreats, seminars and workshops of various themes and topics related to ecology and the environment; stewardship and the care of the Earth; spirituality and prayer; community organizing and community building; and, leadership training and development.
Through the support of GIFT, Ecogenesis is now in the process of installing an 8kW solar energy array on their campus in Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. This off-grid solar array will empower Ecogenesis to expand their services to the local community, as well as broaden their income-generating opportunities.
SWEET POTATO SMART FARMING
Ecogenesis was encouraged and enabled by Global Institute For Transformation (GIFT) to grow sweet potatoes, a crop known for its contributions to addressing hunger and poverty. Through propagation, orange-fleshed sweet potatoes plants produce a dual crop of highly nutritious potatoes and edible leaves.
From an ecological perspective, sweet potatoes have the lowest water footprint and highest nutritional content in both classes of pulses and vegetables.
COMMUNITY FARMER TRAINING AND SEMINARS
Ecogenesis conducts retreats, seminars and workshops of various themes and topics related to ecology and the environment; stewardship and the care of the Earth; spirituality and prayer; community organizing and community building; and, leadership training and development.
CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND WELLNESS
The center is focused on:
Alternative medicine (healing)
Meditation and mindfulness
Other mental and spiritual exercises
Healthy living specializing in a plant-based diet
FATHER FRED BUGARIN