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5EyesFarm 

Between the trees

A natural learning center based around a unique organic farm near Bogor, West Java.

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Our Top Priorities

The 5things! we focus on at 5EyesFarm are connected by the vision for a better future. It is entirely possible to grow organic food and raise healthy animals without great expense and with enduring productivity – food sustainability – healthy living. It is also very possible to reuse, recycle and remake almost everything we need including infrastructure, dwellings, furniture, implements, farm needs and so on. Almost everything here wherever you look has been remade, recycled or restored. And to learn and teach in nature in this context is a powerful way to engage, explore and discover with our hands, our heads and our hearts. Along with the great foods we produce and prepare we are reaching out with innovative solutions to partner with and benefit the local village and region, teaching English to the children, creating business opportunities for local families and developing new models to solve environmental problems and translate these into farming solutions. Check out the 5things! we focus on below.

Organic Life

Organic farming is more about a way of life and the more you get into it the more it gets into you! Organic life starts with what we grow and the animals we raise. Then it becomes about what we eat and eventually influences all areas of life… Packaging, products, choosing carefully, zero waste.

 

Organic farming is about the health of the whole cycle of productive growth. Soil, water, seeds, rotation, natural pest management, compost making and a host of other elements come into play.

Green-Ed

Green-Ed is hands, head, heart learning in nature. Using projects around organic life, animals, insects, waste management, environmental solutions, food growing systems we delve and explore and discover together.  Practical projects that engage our senses and bodies, as well as our thinking and passions, inform Green-Ed – a unique model of student-centred learning developed by one of the lead founding teachers of GreenSchool Bali. 

Sustainable practice

Recycled remade restored: A whole new way of thinking and a whole new practice in using what we have or what has already been used… Building with recycled materials is a creative process. We have used over 14000 car tires and thousands of plastic bottles so far. We are learning as we go.

Great foods

We grow our food organically and focus on quality. Fruits, grains, nuts, herbs, spices & vegetables are all grown carefully and lovingly at 5eyesfarm. We produce organic eggs, chickens, ducks and geese. We also run aquaponics that produce organically grown fresh water fish. Among the many things that we grow and raise there are teas and traditional medicines for eating drinking and sometimes for applying to skin. 

Community engagement

5EyesFarm is in the middle of Purwasari Village, a traditional agricultural village in Bogor regency, West Java. The Sundanese community is mainly made up of subsistence farmers with small plots and some supporting business enterprises like small shop owners or transport providers.

The residents of Purwasari are colourful, creative and happy people who are always hospitable, always welcoming and have warm hearts and strong family ties. 

Projects around the farm

Aquaponics

As part of organic life, aquaponics is the magical system of growing plants and fish together and both help each other. This type of organic water farming is sustainable –  saving water, improving production and quality. We are developing a food security strategy for the future.  Phase one is underway.

Animal Farm

Our animal farm is a poultry farm with different species of ducks, geese, chickens and domestic quails. All free-range organically raised and fed. Our birds have plenty of space and are well looked after. They are raised for eggs mainly and for breeding and occasionally for food.

Wildlife

Organic farming attracts wildlife and the ecology and biodiversity here are growing. There is a host of endemic plants, mushrooms, herb and traditional plants growing here. There is also a range of mammals, reptiles, crustaceans, birds, and insects that have their own place.

Natural Farming

Natural Farming inspired by the work of Masanobu Fukoka and permaculture design principles inspired by Bill Mollison’s work are methods we use at 5EyesFarm. We do these under the banner of Integrated farming. There is a lot of cross over between these practices.

Insectarium

We are growing insects to combine with the organic animal feed we make each day at the farm. Mealworms, BSF, Crickets and super worms are all eating away at the green waste we collect and their families are growing

Green-Ed

5EyesFarm runs a unique set of environmental learning programs and workshops under the banner of Green-Ed.

Organic life

Organic farming or gardening is about producing healthy, tasty foods. Its about soil, compost, natural processes. 

Sustainable practice

Managing our waste plastic and green waste has become a new exciting project. Building and making with recycled materials and restoring old things to make them new or re-using items in different ways – useful, helpful zero waste and environmentally friendly – this is sustainable practice at 5EyesFarm.

Great foods

We grow our food organically and focus on quality. Fruits, grains, nuts, herbs, spices & vegetables are all grown carefully and lovingly at 5eyesfarm. 

Community engagement

The residents of Purwasari village are colourful, creative and happy people who are always hospitable, always welcoming and have warm hearts and strong family ties. 

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

Educating in ways that engage students of all ages with nature, with practical skills as well as critical thinking – hands, head, heart learning is vital for our human development.

Learning where our food comes from by planting seeds, harvesting and cooking the food we have grown and then enjoy eating and drinking what we have made is a real way to develop important life skills.

Making gardens, worm farms, compost are all great skills to have. Learning to build systems that enhance food production, to build with recyclables and to practice environmentally sustainable solutions are more important than ever for the emerging generations.

Engaging socially in cross-cultural contexts and learning to appreciate and really flourish with community service is a life-changing experience.

There are other things we do here at 5EyesFarm through Green-Ed: Learning to capture indigenous micro-organisms, indexing the flora and fauna, making medicine from plants, learning the insect cycles and how to solve green waste problems; these are just a few examples. 

These solutions and practical learnings are all applicable in everyday life and help us to maintain a green thread in our lifestyles on an everyday basis. Join us between the trees and experience learning in nature. 

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Nesta – a spider story

Nesta – a spider story

Posts Perspectives on the many happenings and occurrences around and beyond 5EyesFarm.Yesterday morning, Nesta was gone. She had been there for months. All that was left was one leg, ironic really since she was missing one leg from the start, our particular...

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We welcome families, groups, schools and teams to visit 5EyesFarm and explore in nature, between the trees, in the world of genuine organic and diverse farming systems that represent and harness nature in sustainable ways. 

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Nesta – a spider story

Nesta – a spider story

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We are on the Radio!

We are on the Radio!

Posts Perspectives on the many happenings and occurrences around and beyond 5EyesFarm. 5EyesFarm is on the radio!   Listen to the interview here              Subscribe

Worm Farming

Worm Farming

Posts Perspectives on the many happenings and occurrences around and beyond 5EyesFarm.Worm farming is a great way to deal with green waste from the kitchen while making excellent plant compost and compost tea. It is a multi-beneficial activity because it also reduces...

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We host small groups for workshops and tours and large groups for field-trips

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The Great Green Waste Challenge

crowd-funding soon

Working with the local region we are seeking to reproduce our green waste initiative to create small businesses and jobs for locals. We have raised nearly one-third of our $15,000 target to get the equipment we need for collecting large quantities. 

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Upcoming Events

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March 15

Worm farm compost workshop

Join us for a lovely Sunday morning learning the basics of worm farm composting in South Jakarta. Learn more

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April

Organic Gardening

Come and learn how to make a productive garden with us for a one day workshop at 5EyesFarm. 

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