It was only last June when Numeriano “Numen” Gabutero, 65, wife Precila, 64, and their children thought of having additional things to do while living under ECQ. Their creative minds and positive attitudes led them to utilize a small portion of their 2-hectare organic farm as a good source of pottery-making after discovering that the soil in it is best suited for pottery and ceramics. They’ve wasted no time and concretized what they had in minds, recognizing that it needs no significant amount of financial input.
Now, their flourishing family-owned pottery-making business which started last fourth week of June not only provides them with a gross monthly income of 30,000 but also offers a promising additional means of living for their children and grandchildren.
In this time when almost everyone is hooked to ‘flower mania,’ Gabutero family can provide us with a sustainable pots/containers for our plants, believing that we’re more conscious that plastics, although lighter and quite cheaper, generates more wastes and aren’t good for the environment.
You are welcome to visit his diversified farm (click this link http://agroecophilippines.org/diversified-integrated-organic-farm-of-gabutero-family/ to see how it looks) and improvised pottery factory in Barangay New Sibunga, Kiblawan, Davao Del Sur. You can also contact him at 09995444907 or get in touch with Jun Galenzoga, the Coordinator of Agro-Eco Philippines in Davao Region at 09071617311.