The Kul Kul Farm is located within walking distance from the Green School in Bali. We are passionate about growing healthy food and bringing people together in meaningful ways to learn and live closer to the land.
We are a centre for learning and ecological enterprise that fosters community around the topics of permaculture, food and farming.
We envision a world where people are directly connected to the land and know how to grow nutritious food using the power of technology and consideration of place to benefit people and the plant.
We offer short courses and workshops in bamboo building and permaculture. All our offerings are aimed to give people practical knowledge and skills to help transform their homes, communities and lives. Join a course here.
WHY A FARM?
We want to grow food that is wholesome, organic and honest. We want to make gardening and farming accessible and fun. We’re committed to live a hands-on life and share knowledge and skills to help people do the same. We work with experts who’ve inspired us to share our experiences with people interested in making the world a better place. We hope The Kul Kul Farm will open new doors for you and add something to your life – whether it’s learning to start your own garden or understanding a bit more about how to support the earth that we all rely on to live.
WHERE WE SPROUTED FROM
In the centre of Bali, 20 mins south of Ubud, a bamboo school emerged alongside the Ayung River 10 years ago. Today kids, families, and educators from around the world, are reinventing education in a one-of-a-kind, holistic, eco-friendly environment made of open-air bamboo structures. Located next door to the Green School, The Kul Kul Farm has sprouted from the same vision to create green leaders, and to take a stand for our planet. We’re here to play our part by sharing real skills and stories on sustainable methods of living.
WHATS A KUL-KUL?
The Kul-Kul in Bali is a hollowed out log (sometimes bamboo) that makes a “kul-kul-kul” sound. It is usually placed in a tower at the center of Balinese villages to call community gatherings, and signal important events as well as emergencies. For us it is the sound of coming-together. In its conception the Green School was named The Kul-Kul School, but “Green” would be more internationally understood. Our Kul Kul name speaks to our connection to the school and our roots and dedication to Bali.
THE KUL KUL TEAM
Co- Founder, Landscape designer, Educator
Orin was first introduced to Permaculture when he was 16 years old by Penny Livingston and James Stark. Since then he has done courses in Permaculture with Dave Jackie at Milkwood, Penny Livingston and James Stark at the Regenerative Design Institute and Paul Taylor at Jambaroo Farms. After graduating from the Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington, he returned to Bali in 2012 and started IBUKU Gardens, a landscape design group that is part of IBUKU. His goal was to replace landscaping plants with edibles in homes and resorts around Bali. Over the past 2 years he has bestowed vegetable gardens on a variety of private and resort gardens. Orin is the son of Green School co-founder John Hardy and is the younger brother of Elora Hardy, creative director of IBUKU (design firm behind the magic and beauty of everything bamboo in Bali). The Kul Kul Farm is a culmination of his years of studying permaculture and implementing regenerative food systems here in Bali and exploring its relationship to people and communities.
A local resident of Sibang Kaja, Made used to work as a gardener at Green Village. In 2012 he joined forces with Orin, first as a site supervisor for IBUKU Garden’s permaculture design and implementation projects, and now as The Kul Kul Farm manager. An avid and passionate gardener, and essential component to The Kul Kul Team, Made works closely with Orin to manage all the hands that willingly help our farm dreams come true.
Co- Founder and Communications
If Orin is the vision and direction of the farm, Maria, you could say is the heart, creative ideas, and voice that connects the farm to the world. She is committed to adding a deeper layer to the business. A background in marketing balanced with a love for yoga, she spearheads our Kul Kul communications. She was previously marketing director of GreenCamp at Green School and has decided to immerse into farm life, and learn more about growing organic food and sustainable living. Maria was born and raised in the little island of Malta.
Peter Barge and Kinchem Hegedus
Twenty five years ago Peter and Kinchem set up Jamberoo Valley Farm a permaculture property and teaching farm on the New South Wales south coast. With the early help of Permaculture founder Bill Molllison the two embarked on a journey to transform an ex dairy farm into a multifaceted sustainable farm. Today they live next door to The Kul Kul Farm at Green Village and their son Billy attends Green School. Peter and Kinchem bring their experience and commitment to permaculture principles to The Kul Kul team.
Things we’re committed to live by
Agriculture as the foundation of civilization
Living in community
Unity in diversity
Acting in integrity
Providing meaningful services
Improving the life of all stakeholders
Supporting local farmers
We hope that our farm inspires you to embark on creative, fun, wholesome experiences each day, and that you will visit us soon to share in our experience. Check out our upcoming courses and workshops. Please free free to offer feedback via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and participate in our blog through comments and interaction. Enjoy!