5EyesFarm is establishing a range of integrated agriculture and related projects. Aquaponics at a larger scale and as a series of varying models in a 100,000 litre system. This is a good example of integrating eco systems that mutually support and benefit each Luther. Raising freshwater fish and growing plants together has many benifits. See our aquaponics page for more.
The organic farm is a model for mixed farming. 70+ fruits, herbs, vegetables and medicinal plants grow on farm and we use a range of experimental techniques to learn to grow better food, faster and more efficiently. See more on organic farm growing here.
The animal farm is an important aspect of our projects. Poultry based free-range production of eggs and birds (quail, duck, chicken, geese) is the goal here. All the animals are fed on cooked farm produce and excess produce and it makes a real difference to the health and taste of the food created from the animals. The compost from the animal farm is used in the organic farm composting systems. See more here
Community building is an important aspect of our projects. Living a working together we have a mix of cultures including Javanese, Sundanese, Karonese, Balinese, Australian… there is a spiritual mix too with Muslim, Christian, Hindu and modern day spiritually open but non religious people all together. This is an open, collaborative and potentially unique learning community engaged in helping each other grow, creating a learning farm for others to engage with and learn too. See more here
Re-cycle, Re-use, Re-purpose, Restore, Re-make are our sustainability practices. Both product choice and application is based on the idea that we have many alternative ways of building, creating, designing and implementing from small to big. Some examples include the use of old tyres as a building material, converting waste plastics into building blocks, using old materials and making new functional and needed items from them, sourcing seconds, trash, anything really that we can convert and re do as the need emerges. An example is the community house with its 600 tyre roof, recycled ply sheeting and 180 year old teak wood from a traditional house made into new windows and doors. See our Re make page here.
The various projects of 5EyesFarm are all works in progress and we learn as we go and develop new creative ideas and implementations as they present themselves. Much of this is based on work with what you have got or work with what you can get. Make the product fit the need instead of letting the market determine what we need in store windows.