Permaculture Around The World

Sabar was adopted into the world of permaculture at the age of 12 when he and his brother were orphaned in the 2004 tsunami. He was taken in by IDEC, a centre for permaculture and sustainable living in Ubud, Bali, which became his home and the place where he learned all about permaculture.

Now back in his home province of Aceh, Sabar is the farm manager who designed and runs Gayo Permaculture Centre (GPC). GPC was established two years ago in conjunction with Lush Handmade Cosmetics and the Orangutan Information Centre, a Sumatran NGO.

Sabar’s challenge is to show by example that permaculture can maintain soil fertility on the 10 hectare site. This is important because it will give local farmers a reason to stay on their land rather than reaching up into protected areas.