John Teodoro’s concept of a leisure farm
In many leisure farms, especially in Taiwan, the main purpose is to generate income by offering good food, recreational and educational do-it-yourself (DIY) activities, souvenir items and a lot more.
In the case of John Teodoro of Solsona, Ilocos Norte, the reason for his leisure farm is for the enjoyment of his family and to entertain friends. There is no intention to make money. Just enjoyment for all. That’s what John has made of his farm in Brgy. Maan-anteng. Of course, he has other farm projects for business like a nursery of forest trees and flowering plants in another barangay. He is also the manager of the Ilocos Norte Water District.
One other purpose is to inspire other people, especially those with idle land, to start making their property productive by planting fruit and forest trees, vegetables and other crops. One reason why he has a lot of plants grown in container is that if someone is really interested in coming up with his own project, John can give the fellow a few plants to start with. And that is for free!
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