Yayasan Permakultur Kalimantan (YPK) has been established in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, to support the resilience and empowerment of individuals and communities to return to long term sustainable agriculture, livelihoods and culture through the provision of integrated, community-centred, culturally-appropriate education, training and programs.

There are a number of core values underpinning this project. These are ecological self sustainability, following permaculture principles and ethics of: care of people, care of earth, care for the future. YPK’s programs will focus on sustainable land management, localised organic food production and sustainable living through community education, training, cultural activities and programs.

Permaculture (or the Indonesian spelling Permakultur), is an integrated design system to support the resilience and sustainability of communities and is most commonly known for its contribution to organic sustainable gardening, regenerative agriculture, farming and land management practices. 

It is a method that was established in response to earth’s soil, water and air pollution by industrial and agricultural systems. 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.
  • A synthesis of traditional knowledge and modern science applicable in both urban and rural situations
  • 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.

You can watch two videos about YPK here and on our Videos page.

Video by Clara Rust of the Human Force camp held at YPK in 2016:

YPK’s Intensive permaculture training for local farmers: