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This Tuesday was busy at Jiwa Damai as 40 students from a local Balinese school visited for a field trip. It was such a pleasure teaching the young children about many of our plants, the importance of organic gardening, and the many different animals and organism we have at Jiwa Damai!

The show started with coconut tree climbing, followed by descriptions of different trees and flowers. During the tour the children taste cocao, coconut, and sugarcane while exploring.
The children also walked around the Mandala Garden identifying different vegetables, and tasting herbs. We also teach them about the importance of composting and recycling, and end the tour with each child planting a sprout in the earth with their hands!

After the tour the children enjoy lunch made at Jiwa Damai with food from the garden! We served them Taro, a root vegetable, which they see before itโ€™s cooked and also when its in the garden. The children enjoy their lunch by the lake enveloped by nature all around them! Butterflies, fish, frogs, and lizards join the kids at lunchtime!

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Hello, I am Julia from New Zealand.

One of the jobs I had here at Jiwa Damai was to write the labels for the ceremonial garden. Everything for the garden is labelled in Latin, Indonesian and English so I got to learn a lot about the different plants, and Ketut Badung taught me lots about what the different plants are used for which was super interesting!

Lots of writing! But my Latin and Indonesian have improved a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

Finally finished!!




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