Posts Tagged ‘JiwaDamai’

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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Mirka, our lovely Lithuanian volunteer it holding up one of our gigantic jackfruits weighing in at 5 kg. Jackfruit is extremely versatile. We use it, cut into small pieces, still green, as an aromatic vegetable full of minerals and vitamins. As a ripe fruit with its beautiful yellow small fruits nestled in its housing it makes an incredible refreshing desert or just like this. At Jiwa Damai we also remove the kernels inside each saffron yellow small fruit and we dry it in our dehydrator.

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What is EM?
Professor Teruo Higa, who recognized and developed the use of EM, since its inception has seen growing its philosophy throughout the world.

EM is the abbreviation for Effective #Micro-Organisms. EM is a combination of useful regenerated micro-organisms that exist freely in nature and are not manipulated in any way. This mixture increases the natural resistance of soil, plants, water, humans, and animals.

EM considerably improves the quality and #fertility of soil as well as the growth and quality of crops.

The possibilities and benefits in using EM are numerable and include the following:

• For use in the home in daily life for everyone
• The recycling of kitchen waste and turning it into valuable organic material;
• In the garden to improve soil structure, increase productivity and to suppress both disease and weeds
• For solving all kinds of environmental problems such as water, air, and soil pollution;
• In agriculture and horticulture, fruit and flower cultivation;
• In animal husbandry and for all kinds of pets;
• In fisheries, aquariums and swimming pools;
• In personal bodily hygiene and for the prevention and treatment of health problems.
EM consists of many different kinds of effective, disease-suppressing micro-organisms. Each of these effective micro-organisms has a specific task. In addition, these micro-organisms enhance each others working. This means that synergy occurs!

The micro-organisms are naturally existing and are not modified or manipulated in any way and are cultured according to a specific method. Some of which are known to produce bioactive substances such as vitamins, hormones, enzymes, antioxidants and antibiotics that can directly, or indirectly enhance plant growth and protection.

EM consists of the following five families of micro-organisms:

• #Lactic acid bacteria: these bacteria are differentiated by their powerful sterilizing properties. They suppress harmful micro-organisms and encourage quick breakdown of organic substances. In addition, they can suppress the reproduction of Fusarium, a harmful fungus.
• #Yeasts: these manufacture anti-microbial and useful substances for plant growth. Their metabolites are food for other bacteria such as the lactic acid and actinomycete groups.
• #Actinomycetes: these suppress harmful fungi and bacteria and can live together with photosynthetic bacteria.
• #Photosynthetic bacteria: these bacteria play the leading role in the activity of EM. They synthesize useful substances from secretions of roots, organic matter and/or harmful gases (e.g. hydrogen sulphide) by using sunlight and the heat of soil as sources of energy. They contribute to a better use of sunlight or, in other words, better photosynthesis. The metabolites developed by these micro-organisms are directly absorbed into plants. In addition, these bacteria increase the number of other bacteria and act as nitrogen binders.
• #Fungi that bring about fermentation these break down the organic substances quickly. This suppresses smell and prevents damage that could be caused by harmful insects.
Effective Microorganisms, or EM is one of the most popular microbial technologies being used worldwide now and EM products have been on the market since 1983 in Japan.

EM comes in a liquid form and consists of naturally-occurring beneficial microorganisms.

Throughout the world, EM applications are made in the farming, livestock, environmental clean-up (polluted waterways, lakes and lagoons), and health industries.

What EM is not, is harmful, pathogenic, genetically-engineered/modified (GMO), nor chemically-synthesized. Neither is EM a drug or fertilizer.

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Passion fruit and pineapples are looking beautiful. Jiwa Damai has about 100 pineapple plants which come to fruition at different times. Once the pineapple is eaten its green top cut of, this top will be right away replanted and a new pineapple will grow there. Passionfruit is a beautiful vine which has by now covered our wooden Lumbung in the garden and give is it a very enchanted touch. The fruit is slightly accede and very refreshing.

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permaculture

What is Permaculture through the Heart? Experiencing #Permaculture through the heart presents a unique opportunity to combine the theoretical Permaculture design method with “hands-on” experience, complementing the 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.

For this course is for all who wish to make a positive and effective change in their own lives and act as a change agent; for farmers, growers, gardeners, teachers, educators, town planners and more.

Facilitators: An international team of Permaculture Design and HeartSelf-IntelligenceTM specialists, Neil Willmann, Daruma eco farm founder in Thailand; Margret Rueffler, founder of Jiwa Damai permaculture center Bali and Lagu Damai foundation, Johanes Wibowo, manager of Green school Bali gardens, will teach and assist through the intellectual and experiential learning process. For detailed info click here:

Module 1 Sun 01 – Sat 07 Feb 2015

Modules 1-3 Sun 01 – Sat 21 Feb 2015

To receive a confirmation of the Permaculture Design Through the Heart completion, participation in all 3 modules is required.

The 3 modules Design Course content follows the standards, topics and number of hours laid out by Bill Mollison, the founder of Permaculture. Upon completion you will receive a Certificate of Completion as a Permaculture designer (72 hours +).

The theoretical and hands on learning is complimented by a daily early morning yoga session and an evening heart meditation.

For more information visit us at http://jiwadamai.net or call us at +62 (0) 361 898 8384

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During our once a year open house for all friends and the #Jiwa Damai team, we open the pool at 11 am. While the adults were mostly watching, the kids were trying their first contacts with water and seemingly enjoyed it.swim 1 swim 3 swim 2

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