The pandemic was a wake-up call for us to revisit our relationship with nature. It reminded us how closely intertwined we are with our surroundings.

As the virus upended our lives, many of us started to reexamine our way of living, prompting us to take another look at our homes and communities to see how well-suited they are in the new normal. Some opted to escape the city, go outside the metro and find bigger spaces that are closer to nature, such as farm communities.

“We have seen a growing interest in our farm lots, given the belief that being close to nature and living sustainably can be beneficial to one’s health and well-being. With all these safety protocols, social distancing and other measures in place people are encouraged to acquire spaces that would allow them to live, work, play comfortably while enjoying nature’s bounty,” said Exequiel Robles, president of Sta. Lucia Land Inc..

If you are among those toying with the idea of farm living, here are some reasons to go for it.


Greener pastures

You are literally going to a place with greener pastures. Wake up to lush greenery, fresh air, sound of chirping birds and plenty of vitamin D instead of blaring horns from traffic. It will be your tranquil space. A research, led by the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences, found a direct link between growing up in a farm and having a stronger immune system. It may also reduce the likelihood of developing allergic diseases such as asthma and other respiratory diseases.


Immersed in nature

You will get to immerse in and appreciate nature in all its glory. Instead of being holed up in your tiny space, you can ditch wearing a mask, take a walk, get some exercise as you tend to your small farm or enjoy harvesting your own produce. Being this close to nature is said to promote better mental health, too.


Sustainable living

The pandemic prompted many to try their hand in urban farming, growing microgreens from their hydroponic farms for example. Imagine if you can do this on a much bigger farm lot where you can plant your own fruits, vegetables and herbs. Not only is it healthier and therapeutic, it can also save on costs and lessen your trips to the grocery. It will be a much more sustainable lifestyle for you.


Enjoy all the benefits of a modern farm life at La Huerta Farm and Residences, the first leisure farm estate of Sta. Lucia Land Inc.

La Huerta which means, The Orchard, is a 50-ha farm estate located in Calamba, Laguna, where future land owners can go back to their roots and experience the healing power of nature. Set against the breathtaking view of Mount Makiling and surrounded by Laguna Lake, La Huerta is a place that offers an antidote to your anxieties. It is a place where you can just co-exist with nature with your own farm. In addition, La Huerta is just 15 minutes away from Tagaytay and the verdant fields of Canlubang, and only 45 minutes away from Metro Manila.

“Now is truly the best time to invest in your own farm lot. Through La Huerta, we hope to provide families and individuals the opportunity to find the concept of farming as more than just a weekend activity but rather as a way of life and an integral part of the whole family’s quest for a healthier lifestyle,” Robles added.

Now is the time to invest indeed as Sta. Lucia Land offers its “Build Now Promo” wherein prospective buyers can get as much as P200,000 cash incentive when they build their farm home now.

For more information, call (02) 8370 0807 or email

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