Category: 5eyesfarm

5eyesfarm development in Java, Indonesia

A year since we began

Much has happened at 5eyesFarm in the last year or so when we started out. We have been designing and building infrastructure and establishing a 60,000 litre aquaponics system. We have tilled land, established composting systems (and a compost house, established a seedling house…

Ayam Cemani

Said to be possibly the most coveted chicken breed on the globe, the Ayam Cemani (Java Chicken) is a heritage breed with unusual pigmentation. They have a dominant gene that causes hyperpigmentation (Fibromelanosis), making the chicken entirely black; including feathers, beak, and internal organs. Consequently, they are highly prised for their eggs and for use in rituals and […]

Girl Power

First, lets acknowledge the hard work of the 12 men who have been setting up the infrastructure of the farm. Rock breakers, wall builders, excavators, carriers, labourers, carpenters and all out hard workers. Next lets talk about GIRL POWER. The women have been amazing…

Off to the market

We are starting to sell produce. So far we have sold out 10 days running! It is surprising how quickly food grows when the soil is composted and mulched properly…

Organic farming

  Most vegetables and fruits that you buy in the super market, the market or even warung and restaurants have been sprayed with chemicals that are not good for eating unless they are cleaned very thoroughly. Even when we wash our food before preparing…

First Fruits

5eyesfarm is getting underway. While the aquaponics setup is happening we are using the remaining land to grow organic produce. A lot has happened in a short time with beds  created, composted, mulched and planted. Not using chemical sprays for anything means  careful pest…

Yabbies & fish

The silver perch is a medium-sized freshwater fish of the family Terapontidae endemic to the Murray-Darling river system in south-eastern Australia. Wikipedia Scientific name: Bidyanus bidyanus Rank: Species Phylum: Chordata Higher classification: Bidyanus Order: Perciformes Found in: Somerset Dam, Lake Awoonga, Hinze Dam We have 50 silver’s growing in a 1000 litre IBC…

Worm Farming like Darwin

Charles Darwin, best known for the theory of evolution spent a significant part of his career studying earth worms. This was his last scientific publication before his death. What was he on to?               Using food grade 44…

Ayam Cemani

Said to be possibly the most coveted chicken breed on the globe, the Ayam Cemani (Java Chicken) is a heritage breed with unusual pigmentation. They have a dominant gene that causes hyperpigmentation (Fibromelanosis), making the chicken entirely black; including feathers, beak, and internal organs. Consequently, they are…

5 eyes farm

What is 5 eyes farm? “5 eyes” (translated mata lima) is an ancient planting pattern used for palm and big farm plantings so that standing almost anywhere you see 5 avenues between the trees heading off in every direction. As it happens, bees have 5…

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