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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.


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

measurement instrument

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We at Jiwa Damai are extending an invitation throughout the world in hopes of reaching people interested in joining us in Bali for our Permaculture Certification Course, from February 24th to March 12th. Jiwa Damai is an agro-permaculture center located fifteen minutes outside of Ubud in the district of Mambal. The lush surroundings of the retreat center include a diverse array of flora and fauna that make it an ideal environment for students to be exposed to many different learning opportunities. 

In addition, we are also offering a 4 week internship, Permaculture Through The Heart, from May 1st – 29th. Participants have the option of taking each of the first two weeks separately if desired. Week 1 covers classical permaculture techniques. Week 2 is unfolding the HeartSelf-intelligence; an experiential transpersonal psychological approach to self exploration. These core principles will be combined for the final two weeks in the form of group and individual environmental projects.

If you would like a more detailed description of our program, we invite you to visit our website through the link provided below. 

For more information visit:—seminars/

Warm regards,
Dr. Margret Rueffler and the team at Jiwa Damai

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Permaculture Design Certification Course
with Rico Zook and Jeremiah Kidd
This is an intensive 17-days seminar, including hands-on experience in the gardens at Jiwa Damai.

The seminar takes place from Febuary 24 – March 12, 2013.

Learn how to develop sustainable systems which can be applied to all aspects of life through the observation and replication of natural patterning We will learn how to create regenerative systems that provide for our basic needs without compromising the environment. Using a variety of learning techniques and strategies.
Permaculture is presented as an integrated design approach to create a sustainable human habitat. We present an innovative approach through modeling the structure of Permaculture directly in the environment. The topics are presented through lectures, design approaches, guest presentations, group discussions, exercises, hands-on projects, photos, movies, games, and site visits.

Topics will include, gray water systems, appropriate technology, composting and nutrient cycling, water harvesting and storage, food forests and jungle gardens, natural building, alternative economics, aquaculture and mapping.
Our international faculty brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the program.

Rico Zook has been for the past 20 years a Permaculture designer, consultant and instructor, working with private individuals, farmers, villagers and local organizations to create culturally and environmentally appropriate life systems internationally.
Jeremiah Kidd’s passion is education in Permaculture, natural building and alternative technologies which began in the late1980’s. In 2000 he established San Isidro Permaculture in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a design and installation company focused on water catchment, permaculture education, grey water systems, native and edible plant landscapes, erosion control & land restoration.

Venue: Jiwa Damai Permaculture and Retreat Center is located on a four hectare property next to Banjar Bindu, Mambal in the district of Badung, Bali, in a small tropical valley. The flora and fauna are diverse, including coconut, and banana trees, ponds, a small river, plants and a jungle that is home to numerous traditional Balinese healing plants.

The course fee includes room at Jiwa Dimai retreat center, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, optional morning yoga, and optional morning meditation. Two optional field trips to other Permaculture centers on the island are planned and can be reserved and paid when registering.
All participants will be awarded a internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate.

Fee: International Students: US $ 928.00
Indonesian Students: please contact host for tuition info.

Contact: Phone :+62 (0) 361 898 8384,

Registration: please visit our Website

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