When Jefferson Laruan of Lily of the Valley Organic Farm was starting in organic farming in 2005, he needed a shredder to shred the leaves and other farm wastes to make organic fertilizer. But when he found out that a shredder made in Quezon City was selling for more than P100,000, he decided to fabricate his own. After all, he finished a course in farm mechanics. It cost him only P47,000 to make his shredder.
Then other organic farmers also wanted to have their own shredders. What he did was to ask the farmer to buy all the materials needed and he would build the shredder for him for P5,000. A lot of the farmers took advantage of his offer. He really did not make money from that service but he was glad to be of help to his fellow organic farmers.
Recently, Jeff fabricated his own pelletizing machine to pelletize feeds for his pigs and rabbits. Great guy this Jefferson Laruan.