Before and After from our Project in Kuantan, Malaysia

A collection of pictures showing the before and after of what we have been establishing in the Kuantan Botanical Park, Malaysia while training local youngsters on putting in the systems and maintaining them. If you would like to know more about the work we do please do get in touch. Advertisements

Market Gardening in the Tropics

in Kuantan, Malaysia , We’ve been working on 9 market garden raised beds all ready, cover cropped and planted with all sorts of ground covers and nitrogen fixers ,, banana circles as mulch pits in all beds and alley cropped with leucaena, pigeon pea , papaya and gliricidia. Chickens cycling on the other side of…

Chickens off to Work in Style.

Our chickens on the farm live in what we call a chicken tractor. Its designed to fit 50 fully grown chooks, has a ladder for them to roost on and well sheltered corners for them to lay eggs when they reach maturity. Its a copy of what we used with my teacher Geoff Lawton in…

The Problem is Abundance; the Solution is Abundance of Ferments!

If you are lucky enough to come to PRI Zaytuna Farm you will be shocked with the abundance of produce we are harvesting from the renowned main crop (above). During the last year we’ve been managed by our Australorps — they dictate our weekly schedule. Monday morning is the compost mob move (the “chickens on…

Life After Heaven

I spent three and half years at Zaytuna Farm, the home of the Permaculture Research Institute. I started out as a volunteer, and I finished up as a Farm Manager. Zaytuna Farm is where I milked my first cow. It’s where I planted my first ice cream bean tree, slaughtered my first animal and harvested…

Permaculture Retrofit at Kuantan Botanical Park/Malaysia

Taman Pertanian means Botanical Gardens in Malay; this Taman Pertanian is located in Kuantan, 3.8’ N, on the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the State of Pahang. This project was initiated by the Royal family of Pahang and Tengku Amir is the young prince who is passionate about permaculture and looking at as a…