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Ian Taylor
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I will be visiting Indonesia in June for 3 weeks. Mostly going to be on Sulawesi but willing to travel to any of the other islands. Anyone have anything going on in this part of the world and wouldn't mind a visitor coming to take a look?
 
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Ian Taylor wrote:I will be visiting Indonesia in June for 3 weeks. Mostly going to be on Sulawesi but willing to travel to any of the other islands. Anyone have anything going on in this part of the world and wouldn't mind a visitor coming to take a look?


Hi Ian, I am about to follow in your footsteps. Did you find any Permaculture farms/projects whilst you were there?

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Not really strictly "permaculture", but a lot of the farming there is pretty sustainable and most of it is organic-ish, especially once you get into more subsistence farming communities and away from real cities. I ended up getting a pretty thorugh representation of the agriculture there since I have spent two months there over the past year and my fiancee still lives there until we get married and translates some stuff. My grasp on Bahasa is pretty loose. We ended up seeing Bali, and much of Sulawesi. Bali is interesting with its rice irrigation network and there is a little bit of strictly permaculture stuff there actually but mostly its for eco-tourists. You wont get a really thorough look at Indonesia by going to Bali, its really geared toward tourists, pretty much the whole island is that way. I recommend going other places if your intent is to learn. We stayed with her parents in Malili which is in Central Sulawesi and they are mostly fish and rice farmers there, but whats cool is the ones farming freshwater fish will lower the water levels in the paddies and grow a crop of rice in the same earthworks if the soil gets really rich. Toraja has probably the most picturesque rice farming if you want to see more of that, and they do some cool stuff with rotating water buffalo amongst the terraces too. Everyplace throughout the country is pretty different so its difficult to generalize Indonesian agriculture.

Polycultures are pretty common too, mostly simple ones though like companion planting, onions with cabbage type stuff etc...

You can learn a lot by talking to people, so if that's why you are going its best to either know Bahasa Indonesia or have someone who can translate for you.
 
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Hey there.. I'm at Shanti Toya Ashram in Bali and we are looking for an experienced permaculturist starting now for 2-4 months!
 
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Ian, thanks for all the info.  We are currently in Borneo and sadly witnessing the distraction of the rain forests for Palm Oil plantations.
We spent only a short time in Java but plan to head back there after Borneo.

Annie, we do plan on making our way to Bali, I don't have a fixed date yet, what is the best way for us to make future communications with you please?
 
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