Zsa Zsa Padilla finished an online training session on organic farming while staying at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The singer-actress underwent the virtual seminar on July 25 to 26, as per her Instagram post yesterday, Aug. 4. Among the topics discussed were how to produce organic fertilizers, vegetables and “vermicompost.”
Following the session, Padilla said she “can’t wait” to practice what she has learned on her own farm, called Esperanza Farms. She also thanked those who pursue organic farming while noting how hard it is.
“Thank you to all kinds of [farmers] who work hard to make sure we have produce on our tables,” she added.
Padilla also explained that the training was supposed to be held at the Costales Nature Farms in Laguna for two days since it is already open to visitors again. However, Reden Costales, president of the farm, decided to conduct it online instead because the farm is still not allowing visitors to stay overnight.
Padilla and her fellow participants underwent two eight-hour seminars per day. While Padilla joked about how the amount of information hurt her brain slightly, she stated that “all you need to do is listen intently, ask questions about topics that interests you, diligently take notes and [screenshots].”
Along with Padilla, her farm’s female head farmer also joined the two-day seminar from home.
“I know we have a long way to go but I’m passionate about learning and super inspired about the many possibilities of organic farming,” the artist said while thanking Costales for the training.
Prior to the recent seminar, Padilla also underwent a crash course on farming enterprise in December 2018 to prepare for her now-open Esperanza Farms in Lucban, Quezon. Padilla first revealed she was building the farmhouse with her fiancé, architect Conrad Onglao, in October of the same year. /ra