Gayo Permaculture Institute & Patchouli | Lush Summit 2018
After 8 years of collaboration on fighting palm oil with OIC it was time to try something new. Bringing our Sustainable Lush Fund initiatives and OIC together a plan was hatched to experiment with new ways of growing crops in Sumatra. Looking at natural growing techniques and farms that border precious forest reserves, in 2005 the OIC proposed to buy 10 hectares of land to demonstrate better practices. It so happened this area grows many different crops of essential oils such as patchouli and citronella.