PERMACULTURE

@

The Woods

The Woods initiative is to reconnect one with nature. Since 2017, Our mission has been finding the right method to build a cycle through maintaining a natural progression in maintaining our main crops Pepper,Cinnamon ,Coffee, and vanilla.

We plan to do this by rewilding and transforming this disturbed, mismanaged piece of forest back into a thriving, self-sufficient eco-reserve hub.

Our project’s aim is also to engage by creating a self-sustainable tourism development. We are adapting Permaculture principles to design a space through creative, cross-disciplinary solutions to handle issues such as waste, water mismanagement and creating sustainable buildings.

We are at the initial stages of observing the land and learning about the local ecology to develop structures, on how we can live off the land whilst protecting and enriching the wildlife,native plants, and other species.

The Woods has become the pioneer in Permaculture and Agroforestry Training and Demonstration Center in Sri Lanka and also a proud host for the Permaculture Sri Lanka Network.

Why Permaculture ?

For us Permaculture is a toolbox to see connections in nature, integrate resources and utilize them to their full potential to create regenerative systems.

 

What is Permaculture ?

A holistic & regenerative Ecosystem Design Toolbox,that helps us to maximizes the human potential to the fullest,to find our niche or function in the living system and live in harmonious beneficial relationships with nature.

Regenerative systems use natural processes to provide resources for people care and land care at the same time as returning a fair share back to the ecosystem to facilitate healing.

Preserving indigenous knowledge and blending in modern and scientific methods empowers us to become liberated from the uncertain environments of the global market. Permaculture opens your mind and you become aware of the Patterns that are working all around you, in the environment you live in and that you share with billions of other creatures, organisms, plants and trees.

Workshops @ The Woods

Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Regenerative Agroforestry

Permaculture Design Cause - PDC

Our very own Agro forestry Demonstrations Area

Our consultants and Facilitators

Roman Eisenkolbl

A semi-nomadic Tree Planter,Soil Builder and Seed Disperser has been studying and living in Permaculture Projects and Communities since over 9 years which brought him to a diverse range of Projects, Countries, Climates, Cultures and People all over the planet.

He has lived, worked and learned in places like East Africa, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Australia, the Caribbean, South and Central America, Portugal and Spain.

He has been part of 20 PDC Courses (organization & co-Facilitation) and several short courses .He has learned from some of the Pioneers and Experts of Permaculture including David Holmgren, Darren Doherty, Rosemary Morrow, Robyn Francis,Jude Hobbs, Sepp Holzer, Ernst Goetsch, Joachim Milz, Dr Ranil Senanayake, Jairo Restrepo, Martin Crowford, Larry Korn, Alex Kruger, Bernard Declercq (Pebble Garden,Auroville), Rico Zook and Govinda Sharma

He is the founder of the Soil-Sun-Soul Project and Blog.

For 3 years he has been living, working and learning in the Ecovillage in Auroville, India and visiting,advising and volunteering at countless other projects in South East Asia. He spent 6 months doing a Practical internship program at the Permaculture Research Institute Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast, Australia, where he deepened his experience and studies in the field guided by PRI Teacher Tom Kendall. During his time in Australia he spend time in Crystal Waters (the first Ecovillage designed with Permaculture Principles),has been inspired by Permaculture Pioneers like Max Lindegger and Robyn Clayfield as he has been part of the monthly Crystal Waters Permaculture Village Markets several times.Recently he has been deeply involved with organizing together with an international Team the Pre IPC India Permaculture Teacher Training and PDC in India with a total of over 100 participating students from over 30 countries and organizer 2 Natural Farming courses and a tour with Pioneer Larry Korn in India and Thailand which greatly furthered his international experience and connections.

Currently he is based half of the year in Spain to start a regenerative Enterprise at Can Lliure a 100ha Living and Learning Centre for Regenerative Landmanagement Practices and half.of the year he spends in Asia. In the process of project management and course facilitation learn more about eco-social life systems design and integrated , regenerativeAgroecosystems whilst still supporting various projects in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal by co-facilitating and sharing his experience.
https://www.soilsunsoul.net

My current Permaculture definition:
A design system and problem solving approach with universally applicable ethics & principles for regenerativelife systems design & management.

Why Permaculture :

For me Permaculture is a toolbox to see connections in nature, integrate resources and utilize them to their full potential to create regenerative systems.

Permaculture -a holistic & regenerative Ecosystem Design Toolbox,that helps us to maximizes the human potential to the fullest,to find our niche or function in the living system and live in harmonious beneficial relationships with nature.

Regenerative systems use natural processes to provide resources for people care and land care at the same time as returning a fair share back to the ecosystem to facilitate healing.

Preserving indigenous knowledge and blending in modern and scientific methods empowers us to become liberated from the uncertain environments of the global market. Permaculture opens your mind and you become aware of the Patterns that are working all around you, in the environment you live in and that you share with billions of other creatures, organisms, plants and trees.

Asanga Namal Jayasinge

Asanga Namal Jayasinge is a dreamer, permaculture farmer, designer, facilitator and permaculture entrepreneur. He has worked with Mahamankadawala Piyarathana Thero (eppawala hamuduruwo) on traditional rice cultivation in Sri Lanka and done volunteering in organic farms and on permaculture farms in Auroville india. It was great motivation for him to educate and and empower people. He loves to do research on regenerative agriculture and very curious about it. He graduated in Bsc. Agricultural sciences and management from Sabrgamuwa Unversity of Sri Lanka and has done Introduction to Analog Forestry Course, (International analog forestry network), Belipola, Sri Lanka, Permaculture design course (PDC) with Govinda Sharma at Hasera agriculture research & training center in Nepal, Eco Village Design Course (Auroville) in India. He also did his Permaculture teacher training with Rico Zook and Jude Hobbs certified by Permaculture institute of north America and trained as teaching assistant during the pre IPC PDC at 13th international Permaculture convergence, Hyderabad, India.