AIA Philippines' Vitex Negundo Farm Visit with Patrick D. Roquel & Jirbie Leanne Go

  • January 14, 2023
  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • In Person - Philippines

Join this private farm tour in Batangas to experience the cultivation and processing of Lagundi (Vitex negundo), Yerba Buena (Clinopodium douglasii), Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), and other native Filipino plants.

Here are the details:

What:  AIA In-Person Event/Field Trip

When: January 14, 2023

Time:  7:00 a.m. GMT/UTC +8


Topic: AIA Philippines' Vitex Negundo Farm Visit

Where: Binhi Biofarm, Batangas, Philippines

Eligible for 1 CE

Learner Outcomes:

  • Gain exposure and understand all about Lagundi farming
  • Learn the optimal parameters in processing this plant material
  • Learn about the Philippines' sustainable farming efforts

Join AIA Philippines as we visit this 40 hectares of land in Batangas dedicated to help the community farmers in the region. Binhi Biofarm shines with its advocacy in helping indigenous people earn their living through planting Lagundi (Vitex negundo), Yerba Buena (Clinopodium douglasii), Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), and other native Filipino plants. The farm has its own processing plant, distillation site, and their own aquaponics system. Be in touch with the plants native to us as we learn from Binhi Biofarm on their expertise in processing these plants to provide us products that can support our wellness.

This is a private farm tour. For interested participants, please pre-register via:

Jirbie is a current Board member for the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), and the current Country Representative for the Philippines. She is the Philippine Ambassador for the Airmid Institute and the founder of the Alliance of the Philippine Aromatherapists (APA). She is also the founder of Aromatherapy Institute of the Philippines, the first aromatherapy certification school in the Philippines

As one of the pioneering Certified aromatherapists in the Philippines, Jirbie has been invited to participate in various public speaking engagements about aromatherapy since 2018. She continues to empower and inspire her aromatherapy students as she believes that quality education is the best way to elevate the Philippine aromatherapy industry.

Jirbie provides support to the farmers and local producers through education as she champions sustainable and regenerative practices to uplift the Philippine aromatherapy industry.

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