Balay Kinaiyahan

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Balay Kinaiyahan, or “Nature Home”, is an eco-friendly residence located in a subdivision in the heart of Cagayan de Oro City. By successfully demonstrating the application of the 4Rs– Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle -, it serves as a good model of green living in an urban area. Among the sustainable practices Balay Kinaiyahan features are the following:

  • Organic container gardening
  • Vermicomposting
  • Kitchen waste composting
  • Edible landscaping
  • Bio Integrated Gardening (BIG)
  • Creating a Medicinal and Culinary Herbs Nursery
  • Setting Up a Rain Catchment Facility
  • Establishing a Home-Based Food Processing Facility

By special arrangement, Soil Painting classes are also offered. Balay Kinaiyahan also serves as a concrete example that organic vegetable and herb gardening is possible with very limited space. It also houses the main office of Green Minds, Inc. and the processing facility for organic peanuts.

At present, Balay Kinaiyahan has hosted 1,460 visitors composed of indigenous people, non-government organizations, people’s organization, marginal farmers and students. 

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