There is a certain appeal to tending your own farm.
Particularly for urbanites, having their own farm to care for allows them to destress and unwind, as well as to commune and reestablish their connection with nature. A farm is said to have a calming effect that can do wonders for one’s mind and body. Add to that, of course, is the opportunity to grow your own crops organically, helping make that push for healthier living.
One can find such a farm, just about an hour away from Makati City.
At the La Huerta Farms and Residences in Calamba, Laguna, one can find that rare opportunity to “go back to the basics” as this 50-hectare development by trusted developer Sta. Lucia Land Inc. offers farm lots for sale. This is the company’s first leisure farms and residences project.
La Huerta, which means “The Orchard”, will allow future owners to enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle in one’s own farm estate and the healing power of nature—and well away from the hurried, and at times exacting, pace of lifestyle in the metro. You get to build your dream home within serene surroundings, lush greenery and fresh air, which would all serve as the perfect antidote to your stress and anxieties.
Start tapping on the healing power of nature and choose from any of the four garden communities that La Huerta offers.
El Sol (The Sun) offers farm lots teeming with plants and trees that were carefully selected for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits, as well as for their aesthetic appeal. The main road is lined with Banaba trees, valued for their efficacy in helping control diabetes. They also bloom beautifully and paint the landscape with pink and lavender hues. Other roads feature Lagundi trees, whose leaves are proven to cure cough, as well as several other plants that are considered anti-oxidants.
La Luna (The Moon) is alive with the aroma of coffee and cacao, bignay, and other fruit wines. In this community, such crops are grown year-round, with their round canopies serving as a relaxing sight along the roads. Residents who want to grow and process their own wine or coffee can acquire proper training and technology from La Huerta’s resident wine experts.
El Cielo (The Sky) is unique in that it is home to the largest bird in the world, the ostrich, which feeds on vegetables and other edible plants. This cluster houses ostrich farms as well as rows of organic vegetable and herb gardens. In this lush natural setting, aficionados of healthy diets can produce and whip up their culinary masterpieces right in their own gardens.
Meanwhile, La Lluvia (The Rain) has a thriving plant nursery. Various ornamental palms such as Madagascar and Lastanilla blue and red palm, fan and Hawaiian, from seedlings to fully mature stages, surround the area—thus creating a fresh, tropical ambience.
Indeed, farming at La Huerta is more than just a weekend hobby but rather an integral part of your family’s healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.