The Astungkara Way is continually on the look-out for collaborative relationships.
Here are some of the organizations we align with.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide, which was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering. Members of the Red Crescent surprised us in January 2021 by featuring the Astungkara Way project in a television documentary programme. We are deeply grateful for the funding support from the Red Crescent which allowed us to build our first Regenerative Farming Learning Centre in Subak Uma Lambing along with a worm farm, compost station, nursery and fish pond.
Here is a link to the documentary about our project produced by the Red Crescent.
Astungkara Way is inspired by the effort and determination of Ayu and Wahyu, a young Balinese couple who returned to their home village of Sandan during the pandemic and started a beautiful natural farming project on their family’s ancestral land. In a short period of time, they have transformed an underutilized piece of land into an abundant food oasis at the foot of Batu Karu. Astungkara Way loves to bring visitors to learn from and support their good work at Sandan Natural Farm, which is also a destination on our Astungkara Trail.
Since its inception in 1997, Ecofieldtrips has grown to become one of South East Asia’s premier environmental education providers. They specialise in creating personalised, tailor-made trips to suit the needs of any school group or curriculum.
The Astungkara Way provides service learning opportunities for young Ecofieldtrips learners in the rice paddies and agroforests of Bali.
JIWA COMMUNITY GARDEN
Jiwa Community Garden is a green oasis in Canggu to gather, garden and grow.
On around 45 are of previously unproductive land, the Jiwa team turns organic waste into fertile compost, produces organic vegetables and fruits, free-range eggs and offers a space in nature for the community to unwind. Currently, Jiwa Community Garden is building a Permaculture Learning Center that aims to conserve local wisdom and share regenerative agriculture practices with Bali's communities. The Astungkara Way team receives guidance and support from the knowledge and experience of our friends at Jiwa Community Garden and benefit from the reach of their network in Bali. The Jiwa Community Garden is also the first stop on our coast to coast Astungkara Trail.
TRI Upcycle is a Bali-based social enterprise that uses upcycled materials to produce products that promote conscious consumption and a planet earth with more trees.
TRI educates on the issue of deforestation in Indonesia and supports grassroots organizations that are working to protect or restore forests.
The Astungkara Way is a close partner with TRI Upcycle sharing team members and resources for mutual benefit and to achieve our respective goals as social enterprises.
GREEN SCHOOL BALI
Green School is a world-renowned international school in the heart of Bali that educates for sustainability.
The core Astungkara Way team got their start while facilitating the Rice Cycle Course for Green School parents and students whilst members of Kul Kul Connection, the school’s local engagement initiative. We are grateful to Cynthia and John Hardy, Green School’s founders, for their intention to embed the school firmly in the local community. This vision is what has inspired and activated the Astungkara Way.