While this pandemic life is no full-blown and you’re sticking out the times in Bali, here are some resources that can help get you growing for those stuck in Denpasar.
There are a handful of workshops around Bali that offer training in organic farming, that you can take whether you’re a total newbie or a more experienced gardener.
Jiwa Damai in Ubud offers seminars and workshops in permaculture.
The Bali Organic Center in Denpasar does an excursion program to an organic Balinese farm, but this is currently suspended. But, they do offer a course in organic gardening for up to three people at a time, and they sell seeds and seedlings online so you can start or expand your garden.
The Kul Kul Farm at Green School Bali regularly hosts an introduction to permaculture farm tour with an organic farm lunch and for those interested in a more intensive experience.
Livingwell in Bukit is doing a three-hour workshop on the basics of organic gardening and how to start your own at-home garden. They limit participation to five people and it’s in a huge open space under the sun, so you can social distance, wear a mask, and even put on some gardening gloves.
The workshop is IDR300k (US$20) with half of it going towards the Seeds of Hope, a charity that Livingwell is behind to help educate locals on organic gardening and support Balinese organic farmers. You also get sent home with 10 kg of fertile soil (a big deal if you live in Bukit where the soil is dry AF), five seedlings, and five types of seeds as a starter kit.