Archive for February, 2015

We are giving you some tips from our Permaculture Design Course Through the Heart, February 2015, but if you want to find out more, join us in October for a new PDC through the Heart at Jiwa Damai!

Did you know that worms like to eat fruit and veggies. They are not big fans of spicy and acidic foods, such as lemons or chilies.

Creating a worm factory

We invite you to keep in touch by following the Facebook page of Jiwa Damai.

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Meet Guillermo, our volunteer and his baby Jackfruit! Not much of a baby in fact, but a huge and delicious Jackfruit, which in Bahasa Indonesia is called Nanka!

We are happy be able to offer dried Jackfruits at Jiwa Damai. Have a look at our products or come and visit to find out more.

Jiwa Damai Volunteer

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During the Permaculture Design Course Through the Heart in February 2015 we were happy to teach our students about a very useful local method of creating indigenous micro organisms – IMO.

Using a bamboo cut in half, you have to put boiled rice to fill it. After closing, it is buried in the earth and left there for 3 days to develop a healthy fungus. Then it is mixed with molasses and water to grow more IMO. Why is IMO important? Because it adds microbes to the soil in order to render it more fertile. Find out more here or here.

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Also, don’t miss our photos on Jiwa Damai Facebook page!

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We find that planning ahead is never a bad idea. Hence we invite you to our Permaculture Design Course Through the Heart, in October 2015, at Jiwa Damai.

Experiencing Permaculture through the heart presents a unique opportunity to combine the theoretical Permaculture design method with “hands-on” experience, complementing active physical engagement with the soil with an inner attitude of appreciation and loving alignment with the earth.

This program is the first of its kind, working with the psychological framework of the mind, theoretical Permaculture principles, design and planning, planting, harvesting – all in alignment with the heart. It grounds the intellectual Permaculture approach through allowing a direct connection with the heart, a loving approach to ones Self, the other and the earth with its life-giving Flora and Fauna, to unfold.

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The 3 module design course content follows the standards, topics, and number of hours laid out by Bill Mollison , the founder of Permaculture. You will receive a Certificate of Completion as a Permaculture designer (72+ hrs). The course is complimented by a daily early morning yoga session and an evening heart meditation.

Module 1 Thur 01 – Wed 07 Oct 2015

Modules 1-3 Thur 01 – Wed 21 Oct 2015

Find out more about application procedure here. Or if you feel better talking to us, send an email at info [@] jiwadamai [.] net.

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At #Jiwa Damai we cherish various orchid types. Some are grown directly on a tree trunk, more the smaller and wild type and others we grow in our coco nut shells, which can be hung individually in different areas.

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