Archive for April, 2013

Earth Day 2013 on April 21st was a wonderful event, which was made possible through the cooperation of Jiwa Damai and Indonesia Organic.
All in all we counted about 400 visitors to Jiwa Damai, enjoying the various presentations, vendors, games and activities.

The entrance to Jiwa Damai was decorated with posters reflecting our sad state of taking care of the environment.

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The booths and activities you entered after the entrance were supposed to show answers to the problems.

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In the south building we were showing presentations covering issues from biogas production to meditation.

The meditation area was the place for music and dance performances.

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Traditional dance

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Visitors watching the dance performance

In addition to the music and dance, we had artists and painters creating and exhibiting their work.

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Furthermore we had games for the children, and also the snake man who was playing with different snakes, animating our visitors to touch them as well.

snake

The organization of Earth Day was made possible through the cooperation of Jiwa Damai and Indonesia Organic.
We were supported by over 60 students from a nearby school, helping  us for days to set up, decorate and organize this special event.

MATUR SUKSMA !

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This is a pretty awesome shot of our beautiful Balinese dog Salju.

Salju translates to snowflake 😉

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Picture by lavida rose www.lavidarose.com

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From Febuary 24th to March 12th we held our first Permaculture Design Certification Course at Jiwa Damai.
The group consisted of 30 participants coming from India, Australia, USA, Germany, Austria and Bali.

The internationally renowned teachers Rico Zook and Jeremiah Kidd did a great job in teaching the class.

One part of the PCD course was theoretical learning in the ‘classroom’.
Here the participants are introduced to the various flows in nature.

PDC class

The other part was practical hands-on-experience in the organic garden.
Here our group is learning to measure the PH content of the soil.

PH soil

During the 16 days course the participants were instructed to create IMO, indigenous microorganisms, using bamboo, cooked rice and sugar. This mixture needs to ferment for 4 days and then this fungus can be used to fertilize compost to create a larger stock.

IMO

These are some hand-made measurement instruments to properly measure size and topography of a land.

measurement instrument

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