Organic agriculture is one of the areas that Saifana Organic Farm wishes to highlight to the local community around them and to the world in general. Despite the fact that the soil around their area in Northern Lombok is very dry and rocky, the team behind Saifana is consistently growing food without the use of chemicals. This is why we love to have Saifana Organic Farm on board the second edition of Slow Food & Yoga Festival, as we wish to pass on the message to the world, that there is no need to use chemicals and food additives.
”Our area isn’t really known for agriculture, as it is very dry and the soil is extremely rocky. But we wanted to show that it is possible to grow food without using chemicals and encourage local farmers to adopt organic agriculture so that soil fertility can be preserved and quality food can be produced.”
”To be able to grow crops here, we are using permaculture techniques, which allow us to build new soil. We use what’s available around us (branches, old logs, leaves, manure…) and create a new structure for the soil. Our tips for new gardeners is to be patient and to put a lot of love in what you are doing."