Permakultur Kalimantan Foundation (YPK) provides permaculture education and training in Central Kalimantan to improve land management, increase community resilience and food security, support sustainable livelihoods and help to conserve the natural environment in the region.
The core value of YPK is environmental sustainability—care of people, care of the Earth, and care for the future. YPK’s programs focus on sustainable land management, local organic food production and sustainable living through community education, training, cultural activities and programs.
Permaculture (or the Indonesian spelling Permakultur), is a system of integrated design that supports the resilience and sustainability of communities. It is most commonly known for its contribution to organic sustainable gardening, regenerative agriculture, and sustainable farming and land management practices. The method was established in response to soil, water and air pollution by industrial production and agricultural methods. The main features of the permaculture approach are:
- that it works with nature and takes natural systems as models to design sustainable environments that provide for basic human needs and the social and economic infrastructures that support them.
- that it is a synthesis of traditional knowledge and modern science applicable in both urban and rural situations
- that it encourages us, and gives us the capacity and opportunity to become a conscious part of the solutions to the many problems that face us locally and globally.
What is Permaculture?
Permaculture integrates the landscape and people—providing food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material human needs in a sustainable way. Permaculture includes agriculture, water management, energy, architecture, forestry, waste management, animal systems, aquaculture, appropriate technology, economics and community development.
This system of agricultural methods and social design principles consciously mimics natural ecosystems, integrating land, resources, people and the environment through mutually beneficial synergies – imitating the no waste, closed loop systems seen in diverse natural systems.
The word permaculture originally referred to “permanent agriculture,” but was expanded to stand also for “permanent culture,” because society is integral to any sustainable system that includes human beings.
Bukit Tunggal, Bukit Batu
Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, 73221