Julia Campbell was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer, who served in the Philippines from 2005 until her tragic death in April 2007. Julia’s service as a Peace Corps Volunteer touched so many people, both in the U.S. and the Philippines.
Her accomplishments as a volunteer in the Bicol Region, friendships she made with her co-volunteers and Filipino counterparts, and influence to the lives of those who were inspired by her story, are what prompted the Puguon Family of Asipulo, Ifugao Province to donate their indigenous lands to campers, hikers, and volunteers as a memorial park.
Peace Corps volunteer Dustin Butler helped to establish and organize the park with funding from USAID grant money. Building native camping huts,hiking trails, and agricultural and environmental training grounds, the people of Asipulo, Ifugao chose a special way to honor Julia Campbell, who loved to hike and enjoy nature and the environment.
The park, managed by Gerald Puguon Jr. and his family, chose to fly under the banner of Julia’s name in order to honor the volunteer spirit for which she stood and to uphold the environmental values in which she believed. Julia’s volunteer influence has been felt in the Asipulo community by the active volunteer activity in the park.
• Conducts training seminars for organic farmers
• Provides campouts for youth volunteer groups
• Promotes sustainable agricultural programs
• Registered as a WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farming) site
• Hosts foreign volunteers
• Sustained by volunteer youth and farmer groups, such as Indigenous
Farmers for Sustainable Agriculture (IFSA) and Providential Youngsters
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