“When you want for nothing but inadvertently create something” Zheng Shuhui said. Zheng Shuhui’s parents-in-law chose to settle in this location more than 20 years ago.
“When you want for nothing but inadvertently create something” Zheng Shuhui said. Zheng Shuhui’s parents-in-law chose to settle in this location more than 20 years ago. Then the place was remote and wild. After a period of development, others migrated here to form the health and wellness settlement that it is today.
Grandma loves going down to her fields. She planted plenty of mangoes and guava trees, and also opened up a large vegetable garden. The family dubbed it Grandma’s Happy Farm. After grandma passed away, Xia Ping and his wife Zheng Shuhui decided not to desert it, and introduced Australian tea tree, lemongrass, wormwood, butterfly pea flower, wild ginger flower, noni fruit and near 30 kinds of plants into the farm, with different species harvested across different seasons. Later on, the “Love and Happiness Flower and Herb Fragrance Campaign” was launched, and has become an exclusive farming experience of the manor. Zheng Shuhui designed an itinerary to come close to the flowers and plants from all five senses – viewing, smelling, touching, playing, and eating all in one go. The stress and worries of modern life get released under the aura of nature, and people gather to share in the happiness and give rise to the herb garden as we know it.
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“Thinking back, nothing was easy” Zheng Shuhui said that the August 8 typhoon in 2009 hit southern Taiwan hard, and the construction of the manor suffered huge losses, the turf was almost completely lost, and the planning of the farm had to be redone. It was through persistence that the manor still managed to be completed in 2 years. At the beginning, only friends and people who heard from word of mouth came by the manor. Guests were few and far in between. Xia Ping says with a smile, “The first few years passed by quite leisurely.”
Zheng Shuhui visited and collected materials in her spare time, and planned a series of lively experience activities. The diverse ecology and nature of the manor had a positive effect. Several kinds of DIY, including making fruit vinegar, jam, and mixing colorful and creative drinks, brewing herbal tea, and essential oils extracted from herbs to make into anti-mosquito bags and detergents were available. Lecturers were hired to teach leaf imprint classes. Finally, a cup of specially-made tea in the afternoon is sure to make everyone linger in joy.
No. 85, Pingtung 30 Township Rd., Gaoshu Township, Pingtung County