Join a two-day Introduction to Permaculture course in Bali at The Kul Kul Farm. You will learn the basics of permaculture design and get you started on your permaculture journey. The course will take you through the principles of permaculture and will include both theory and a hands on activity in the afternoons. Over the weekend you will gain skills and knowledge to create more resilience and abundance in your homes and communities.
What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a design process and set of principles that guides us to live and work in ecologically responsible ways. It can be applied to managing land, growing food, designing structures, improving landscapes, and living in community. The term Permaculture (Permanent + agriculture) was coined as a method of agriculture by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978. It has since grown into a global community focused on using natural systems and ecological design to create communities that live in harmony with the natural world.
This course will serve to further your knowledge, expertise and experience in the field of sustainability, regenerative agriculture and permaculture design and is suitable for anyone who is interested in Permaculture and would like to understand the basic principles and get some hands-on experience.
This course is structured into the first two days of a longer Permaculture Design Course being held at the Kul Kul Farm at the same time. The Introduction to Permaculture course is non-residential. If you’d like to spend the night please send us an email at [email protected]
Chris has been practicing Permaculture design for over 16 years. His ‘journeyman’ years were spent apprenticing and working on farms from Spain to Central America to the west coast of the United States. Chris designed, built and planted his primary project over 13 years ago, Project Bona Fide located on Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua. Chris has worked and consulted in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the USA, Thailand, the Bahamas, Hawai’i and the USVI. Chris has taught nearly 30 full Permaculture Design Courses, runs his own consulting firm called Living Systems Solutions is a businessman and strong proponent of interweaving Permaculture design into development and entrepreneurship. His work in horticulture, seed saving, ‘living seed banks’ and education have brought awareness as well as concrete solutions to thousands.
Orin was first introduced to Permaculture when he was 16 years old by Penny Livingston and James Stark. Since then he has done Permaculture design courses 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 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.