The wonderful wildlife of Lilok Farm

This blog shares the amazing wildlife that live in and around Sakahang Lilok, a jewel in the mountains of Tanay just outside of Manila.

The view from the meeting room at lilok farm sakahang lilok tanay
The view from Lilok’s meeting room

Lilok Farm (Sakahang Lilok) is a small organic farm that models sustainable living in rural Tanay. They say “in Sakahang Lilok we care for the land and the land cares for us.”

Through sustainable agriculture, zero-waste living and community programs that expose people to the rhythms of nature, Sakahang Lilok hopes to “re-discover a simple and good life” that can help us learn how to build a more fruitful, fulfilling lifestyle that takes care of God’s creation around us.

Sakahang Lilok uses native building materials and techniques, no outside electricity (the minimal electricity production for water pumping and lights is sourced from solar panels), and pursues a zero-waste policy.

dorms made from local bamboo at lilok farm
Dorms for short-term groups and individuals
natural sinks from local rock at Lilok Farm
most beautiful washing area I’ve ever used

Sakahang Lilok offers community-building retreats in the context of sustainable agriculture and the rhythm of nature. Programs at Lilok include Ecological Camp, Food Retreat, Bibliodrama Retreat, Gender Equality Retreat, Team-building Retreat, and Christian Youth Camps.

Lilok Farm's open air meeting room, "The Octogon"
Lilok Farm’s open air meeting room, “The Octogon”

You can read more about Sakahang Lilok at Lilok Foundation, or by going to Servants Manila or Sunwater.life.

Read their founding principles below:


Likok Foundation

Sakahang Lilok is a project of Lilok Foundation

Lilok Foundation is a faith based, non-profit and non-government organization that seeks to serve urban poor leaders, to facilitate their learning, and to empower them toward servant leadership by means of modeling, transformative education and mentoring programs.

Lilok Core Values

Wholistic (Kabuuan) na pananampalataya
Ang Lilok ay nagsusulong ng wholistic na pananampalataya kay Hesukristo sa ikagagaling ng tao, lipunan, at kalikasan.

Wholism
Wholistic faith in Jesus Christ that is beneficial to individuals, wider society and the environment.

Paglililok
Ang paglililok ay pagsasanay gamit ang mapagmulat, mapaghamon, mapanuri at malikhaing paghuhubog.

Transformation
Training that transforms individuals and groups through exposure, challenge, critique and creativity

Pagsasagawa, pagninilay-nilay , Pagsasabuhay (action-reflection-integration)
Layunin ng Lilok na ang bawat indibidwal at grupo ay maging mahusay sa malalim na pagninilay-nilay at makabuluhang pagsasagawa tungo sa pag-unlad ng sarili at komunidad.

Praxis 
Deep reflection generating effective action for the development of self and society (action–reflection–integration)

Sambahayanan
Ang sambahayanan ng Lilok ay isang pamayanan na nagmamalasakitan ang bawat kasapi at nakikipaglakbayan sa ibang samahan sa pagpapaganap ng katuwiran, katarungan at kasaganahan ng Diyos sa kapangyarihan ng Banal na Espiritu.

Community
Prioritizing our own members, yet willing to journey with other like-minded organizations in the pursuit of righteousness, justice and God’s kingdom purposes through the power of the Holy Spirit

Paglagong Pansarili at pang organisasyon
Itinataguyod ng Lilok ang Paglago sa kalinangang pansarili ng mga kalahok nito sa pamamagitan ng tulong pang-edukasyon at pangkabuhayan, pagpapatibay ng organisasyon at pagpapalaganap ng kanyang pinahahalagahan tulad pagmamahal sa Diyos, paggalang sa dignidad ng buhay (sangnilikha) at pangangalaga sa kalikasan.

Personal and organizational growth
Participants flourishing through educational assistance and livelihood development; and the organisation strengthened in its promotion of Christian ethics such as love for God, respect for the dignity of all life, and care for the environment.

http://www.lilokfoundation.com/

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