Self-Sustainable Organic Farming in Yogyakarta

Bumi Langit is a community or a place where one can witness and learn about the importance of mutual relationship between humans and nature, where people hold responsibility to take care and manage the environment in such a way that it creates a balance in life. Here, people learn and apply the wisdoms and skills which have been inherited from the noble traditions of our ancient daily life, creating a sustainable, permanent culture or permaculture.

Photo: carlyoverthehillsandfaraway




Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles to keep balance and beauty of natural ecosystems, where the relationship between human-nature and human-human are preserved and enhanced with the following principles:

  • Good and wise planning

  • Careful use of natural resources

  • Ethical approach for every aspect of life


In permaculture:

  • We are invited to fulfill human needs, and at the same time, fulfill the needs of other living organisms.

  • Waste is changed into a new source for other life.

  • We change the human life system from a consumptive model into a creative model.

  • We rediscover the right way to create relationships (silaturahmi) between humans and nature, and humans and other humans.

  • A human’s life is returned back to fitrah and we live according to sunnahtullah (God’s provision).


Imogiri, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Jl. Imogiri-Mangunan KM 3, Desa Giriloyo, Wukisari.

What can we learn:

  • Permaculture

  • Renewable energy

  • Self-sustainable life

  • Organic Farming

Learn to Travel:

  • Say Salaam (greeting) when you meet someone

  • Dressed decently

  • Respect when someone is praying

  • The use of plastic bags and tissues are restricted

  • Keep the place clean and organized

  • No outside food or drink allowed

Biogas Digester

Photo: mataharisemesta




A behavioral concept of sustainability is closely related to the ability to use renewable energy resources in a creative way from nature around us, with the goals to be fully independent and free from fossil fuels.


The electricity used in Bumi Langit does not come from PLN/Perusahaan Listrik Negara (State’s Electricity Company). Instead, they use a hybrid system combining solar panel and diesel power. Moreover, the human and animal waste (excrement) were being processed into Biogas in a 9 cubic meter digester to produce the energy for cooking. Besides gas, this digester also produce solid waste sludge and liquid waste, which will be used to feed the worms and help processing the domestic water waste, respectively.


Water waste processing by bacteria and microbes is one system that is applied in Bumi Langit. All of the liquid wastes from the kitchen, toilet, etc. are processed into a water source which benefits the ponds and gardens.


In the future, they hope to be fully independent, in a sustainable manner.