(Source: Permaculture Perak website)
Permaculture Perak is a former plantation using permaculture farming methods for sustainable agriculture. It is six kilometers from Lenggong village; also 100 km from the city of Ipoh. Farm management is committed to land development through sustainable methods and being in harmony with the local community and the environment.
Farm owners use environmentally conscious practices for farming:
- implementing organic farming, composting
- using local materials and renewable energy sources for less carbon emission
- Recycling and proper waste management
The farm is located at a high mountain level, often secluded by clouds from the valley situated below. The site has two structures, one for accommodations and the other, a former warehouse that is now used for livestock. The farmstay building is equipped with modern amenities: bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and dining area. The other building is currently being renovated to make space for more visitors.
Future plans for the farm include management of up to 100 acres. The Perak farm community is working towards better irrigation and soil erosion control, along with replanting efforts to spruce up the property with more trees. Some organically grown products like honey, tea, meat and spices are also planned to be sold to visitors on the farm and through the farm website.
1. Farmstay/ Tours/ Guest Activities
Permaculture Perak offers comfortable accommodations for tourists or guests who would like to have an authentic farm experience. Guests are given tours about “green” farming methods/ technologies as well as interesting sights around the local area.
Visitors can participate in hiking trips and exploration activities around the site. Guests can enjoy scenic river walking tours and waterfall expeditions at the famous Lata Kekabu waterfall. The farm is also a haven for wildlife with occasional sightings of colorful butterflies, wild elephants, pigs and gibbons.
The farm welcomes volunteers to help out in maintaining the farm. Free lodging is offered. Volunteers are needed for vegetable, spices and tree planting, animal care, building activities and other work. For more information, click here.
Contact Person: Ladia Kuta
Tel: +60163067986 / +60163067985
Location: 6kms uphill from Lenggong village in Perak
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