Kiss the Ground
You’ve seen the documentaries, you’ve read the headlines, but you’re not sure what you can do to make a difference. Here’s your chance. Participants in our Kiss the Ground course are not just consumers of a beautiful experience in the rice paddies, they are more importantly active contributors to a growing regenerative movement.
For who ?
Cost | 4.00.000 IDR
Weekly activity in the fields
At least 3 field trips
Coconut and Balinese snacks
What will you do ?
Through the Kiss the Ground course, we are establishing strong ties with the local farmers of Subak Uma Lambing and a shared vision for an expanding organic produce supply. Good for the farmers and their families, good for course participants, good for the world. This is where the Astungkara Way aims to be.
This course entails a weekly 3-hour session in the rice paddies and community garden of Subak Uma Lambing, in the heart of Bali, to connect with local farmers and friends... and to get your hands dirty !
The agenda is simple: go, do, listen, share.
We will learn about the subak, a community-based system to manage water and farming that reflects the Balinese principle of Tri Hita Karana: harmony among people, nature, and the gods.
We will also learn about and apply regenerative farming methods aimed to restore depleted soil to a healthy state and nurture biodiversity. Some sessions there will be real work to do, mud to get wedged between toes, fingers to get blistered, necks to get burned in the morning sun whilst ploughing, planting, weeding, fertilizing, harvesting. Other days we will venture afield to interact and engage with other regenerative projects on the island. And we will also have time to just sit and watch our seedlings growing, have a chat, listen to some local perspectives, eat some Balinese cakes, share some thoughts on the process and what we're noticing or learning together.
Through our efforts, we can gain new appreciation for the Balinese landscape, for our local friends and partners, and for all it takes to produce a simple meal of rice and vegetables.
What to bring
Flip flops or Sandals
Shorts are suitable attire since participants may enter mud up to mid-shins.
Some of the experiences we will share together