About Our Community
Pemulan Bali is a cooperative group of villagers that has the same passion and mission based on a deep commitment to enhance Bali’s environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability.
ABOUT PEMULAN FARM COOKING SCHOOL
Pemulan Farm Cooking School has been open since 2014. The land where the cooking school being held and the organic farm is own by local family in the village.
Fascinating insight into Balinese life and culture through food and culinary myths.
The Organic Farm and Traditonal Farming
The farm in the past was coffee, cacao, and land of grass for the cow. Most of the big tree (now is still exist) has been there before we turn it into vegetables garden. We keep doing the traditional permaculture to grow and build the farm as our past generation did. How the past generation working with the nature rather than against it.
We grow seasonal, organic food, herbs, and flowers
We work with the local community to make our own compost, get local diverse plants, raise the seeds and save it whenever possible. Some of what we grow includes pineapple, jack fruit, durian, mangosteen, coconuts, bananas, passion fruit, kale, bok choy, ruccola, eggplant, cucumber, pumpkin, peanuts, sweetcorn, ginger, turmeric, sweet potato, chilies, cassava, taro, and flowers.
Why We Are Unique
We are the only cooking school in Ubud that has its own farm.
Only here you will see how vegetables, fruit, and herbs grow. You will pick them fresh and you will learn more about all the different ingredients.
We grow everything organically, which means that you will stay more healthy if you cook with our organic ingredients.
Besides learning how to cook the basics of the local feast, you will definitely see how a Balinese family with many years of experience and resourcefulness creates a self-sufficient and independent farm.
We know that your time with us will go well beyond a kitchen setting. It’s a truly unique experience raised on a labor of love and much hard work.
We care about the quality of food and we want to teach other people about it. That is the reason why we have started PEMULAN FARM COOKING SCHOOL.
We want people to know how to cook healthy meals using fresh organic ingredients and enjoy eating Balinese food!
With the basic ingredients and hands-on experience, you will be able to cook like a Balinese!
The Staff and Community Working Together
Communalism (called: “Banjar”) is one of the most important aspects of Balinese life, not just about the social life, customs, and administration, but also the aspect of the local economy.
Through this cooking program now we give the opportunity for 16 local villagers working on the site with us all through the year.
Hopefully, it’ll be growing even more in the future.
Utilizing The Local Produce
Yes! we are supporting the “locavore – the local food movement”,
We tried as much as possible to use the local produce from the village for an instant; coconut oil, palm sugar (and syrup), most of the root spices and herbs.
Although it’s not a big place we try as much as possible to help the local farmers to sell theirs produces.