Sukamulya Demonstration Site
We are in the process of establishing a permaculture demonstration site in Central Kalimantan- a sustainable and productive system that will provide a model for local people to replicate in their own residences, land and farms. Local farmers and villagers require evidence of a new method of agriculture that is an alternative to destructive slash and burn techniques or require the use of pesticides.
This site includes a local village dwelling and surrounding land – (2200sqm) – and will aim to attain 100% self sufficiency in the first five years. Once established this demonstration site will become a space for permaculture education and training of local and international people with courses beginning in 2016.
This demonstration site is starting to implement the following:
- Passively designed retrofitted residence by permaculture principles and additional natural building construction
- Small scale land management utilising permaculture zoning system
- Water conservation and rain water harvesting management system including: swales, keyline system and ponds
- Organic crop production using companion planting and rotational system
- Organic soil fertility management: raised garden beds, hugelkultur, hot and cold compost production, bio-organic fertiliser production, vermiculture and natural pest management, biochar, biodynamic growing methods
- Nursery and seed bank
- Small management system of animal husbandry integrated with in-house food production with goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks
- Small scale apiculture management system
- Small scale integrated Aquaculture management
- Waste management, including grey and black water management
- Renewable energy (solar panels and appropriate energy)
- Yayasan/foundation office and training room
The master plan, the permaculture design plan for the Sukamulya Permaculture Demonstration Site
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In 2019 we receive funding from Susila Dharma USA and we are very grateful for this support.