Archive for August, 2011

My name is Ketut and I am the head gardener here at Jiwa Damai.

I am responsible for the huge organic permaculture garden with all the variety of tropical flowers, plants and trees.

Today I want to show you my nursery, where we grow the small plants out of seeds.  Once the plants are well nurtured and big enough, we put them out in the open field.

The seeds grow into small plants

The nursery has a roof, to shelter the small plants from the heavy rains. Without a roof they would regularly be destroyed by the down-pouring rains.

Shelter from the rain

We organize guided tours through the extensive organic permaculture garden – stop by and have a look for yourself.

See you soon at Jiwa Damai !

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Coconut Escape

3 days at Jiwa Damai

A health program based on the multiple physical benefits of virgin coconut oil. At Jiwa Damai we produce our own Bali Virgin Coconut Oil from the finest organic coconuts, grown in rich lava soil.

Package includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily Balinese breakfast
  • Two lunches and three dinners, prepared with virgin coconut oil
  • One table spoon of coconut oil with each meal
  • Fresh young coconut water, fruit juices, water and teas
  • 1 Balinese massage with our Bali Virgin Coconut Oil (1x 50 min.) & a flower bath
  • 1 head and hair package with virigin coconut oil
  • 1 meridian health diagnosis by our acupuncturist
  • 1 session ‘Unfolding the Heart Qualities’ with our transpersonal psychologist
  • Daily morning yoga session including heart meditation (45 min.)
  • Guided tour through our organic garden (1 h)
  • 1 hour Internet usage per day
  • Bicycle usage (unlimited)
  • Airport transfers

Price for one person:  IDR 5 640.000 / US$ 660
Price for two persons: IDR 9 030.000 / US$ 1.050
incl. a 5% service fee


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The potato tower is our latest invention in the permaculture garden.
Since it proved impossible to grow potatoes in the wet soil here at Jiwa Damai, we had to think a bout a different way how to grow potatoes.
We decided to create a tower that is filled with stones, sand and earth, so the water is able to flow through it and thus the potatoes are kept dry.

Digging a hole in the garden for the tower


With a little help from our volunteers...

Our gardeners , together with a volunteer took on the task to dig the whole in the ground, which was needed to place the potato tower. The tower itsself is made out of woven bamboo sticks.

... et voila!

Now our experiment of growing potatoes is ready to start!

We will keep you updated on the progress 🙂

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