Organic farming and permaculture is making leaps and bounds in Bali, but what about in Java? The following article is about a a permaculture farm in Java and how the family have managed to create water, gas and food systems to cater for the family and to create produce that is sold at local markets.
"Pak Iskandar was introduced to different cultures from an early age - his mother was English and his father was Indonesian; yet after years of soul-searching, he surrendered himself to the guidance of nature and settled down in Java where he dedicated himself to Islam.
His farm follows a permaculture model (permanent agriculture) – a science developed in the 1970s by Bill Mollison in Australia in which systems are designed that mimic the patterns of nature - enabling communities to live sustainably, while at the same time preserving natural ecosystems."
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