Posts Tagged ‘permaculture’

The precious cacao is contained in a hard shell, which when roasted opens easily and unveils the cacao bean. We are growing now the young trees from the seeds in our Jiwa Damai Garden.

Read Full Post »

Our volunteers have the opportunity to select their own projects and do their own research. We love to explore and experiment and we are very open to new ideas. Jiwa Damai is a place of learning by doing in our permaculture garden.

IMG_2246.jpeg

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Our founder and caretaker of Jiwa Damai agro-permaculture and retreat center and the Lagu Damai Bali Foundation, Margret Rueffler discovered the art of permaculture 9 years ago. A transpersonal psychologist and therapist, as well as an acupuncturist, it seemed a very organic move to expand from learning to love one’s Self, to uncover the deep love for the earth as a living being.

Permaculture is a wonderful way to ground this deep love for the earth through a hands on approach, coming from the heart, touching the soil, plants and aligning with nature. It offers an intelligent approach to live the values of gratitude, apprecition on a daily basis. Its intelligent design incorporates the expansion from the personal growth to the landscape, buildings, communities as well.
Margret Rueffler

Read Full Post »

 Look carefully between the green leaves and you’ll see this beautiful, nearly unrecognizable, lizard climbing in the Jiwa Damai garden. It has a wonderfully long tail and can jump from branch to branch.
unnamed unnamed-1

Read Full Post »

Our permaculture garden brings joy every day! We discovered that tomatoes and hanging lantern go together very well.  Ow, and just have a look at that fresh salad! We are looking forward to dinner!

Permaculture Courses in Bali (more…)

Read Full Post »

In the basket you can see the wealth and abundance our permaculture garden offers us. The basket will go to our kitchen and we can nourish ourselves with organic high quality tomatoes, beans, kale, salad spinach, okra and other healthy goodies.

Permaculture courses Bali

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Our permaculture garden is looking very rich and green at this time. We had more rains than normal and the veggies and salads and fruit are growing in abundance.

Our local team, Kadek, Gede, Fendy and our volunteer Cedric are carrying the rice straws to mulch the beds. Cedric had made some EM (effective micro-organism) from scratch and we are now looking at the difference between the beans with and without his brew. The first plants are without, the second with. We would say that the difference in height is quite visible. What do you think?

Permaculture Bali at Jiwa Damai Permaculture Bali at Jiwa Damai (more…)

Read Full Post »

Last night prior to the departure of our lovely French – Swiss group celebrating in the Indus restaurant and dancing Salsa.

The group spent 10 days at Jiwa Damai, morning sessions with the organizer Karene and afternoons with Margret for introduction to permaculture and much hands on work.

 

Guests at Jiwa Damai Guests at Jiwa Damai Guests at Jiwa Damai

Join us in October for a complete Permaculture Design Course Through the Heart! 

 

 

Read Full Post »

As a part of their program at Jiwa DamaiKearene’s group from French Switzerland was also enjoying a permaculture introduction facilitated by our resident permaculture teacher. Some of the activities included learning to mulch. In the pictures you see different types of mulching. With paper, cardboard and with dry grass.

Introduction to permaculture at Jiwa Damai Introduction to permaculture at Jiwa Damai Introduction to permaculture at Jiwa Damai Introduction to permaculture at Jiwa Damai

Don’t forget to join our Permaculture Design Course Through the Heart in October.

Read Full Post »

One of the basic things we learn in permaculture is to be self-sustainable. Therefore, finding out how to make a compost is a must. This way one can reduce waste and create a nutritional soil for plants.

IMG_0813

The compost is created layering carbon, our dried leaves, nitrogen, green grass and ash and fruit scraps several times. It has to be turned every two days. Take care, it develops a great heat! On the 18th day the compost is done and exudes a pleasant soil like odor, ready to be used.

Compost at Jiwa Damai

Join us on the October 2015, Permaculture Design Course Through the Heart in order to learn by doing!

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »