Karch Pkar Demonstration Farm

Cambodia, SE Asia

A smaller catchment
A smaller catchment

can be seen in the left foreground with the new Pond bunding in the background. The bio-digester and its first shelter for the slurry pit are to the bunds right. A toilet and Cow Bank feed the digester.

Bio-digester effluent.
Bio-digester effluent.

Initial pool is under the shelter in back. To its left is the shelter with a raised compost area for monsoon piles and such. Rice husks are a primary ingredient. Foreground is mixing area for various materials.

Field drawings of Pc Design.
Field drawings of Pc Design.
Greywater system plantings
Greywater system plantings

around vegetable garden. Banana, lemongrass, papaya, eggplant, chili, flowers, some herbs. This is only part of the extensive system for the farm's main water source, well next to bath enclosure.

Swale building to divert water to pond.
Swale building to divert water to pond.
Re-enforcing bund and drainage to pond.
Re-enforcing bund and drainage to pond.
Katch Pkar Farm, 34,800'
Katch Pkar Farm, 34,800'
Katch Pkar Farm, 3,500'
Katch Pkar Farm, 3,500'
Katch Pkar Farm 930'
Katch Pkar Farm 930'

Ockenden is a Cambodian NGO working with land-based communities, both Khmer and tribal. They work with community forestry, village level projects with food, disaster preparedness and infrastructure, farmer trainings with local trainers, and has a Permaculture demonstration farm with a cow bank . In all of their work they look to incorporate permaculture for a higher level of project successes. 

 

Challenge:

To develop an alternative.

 

PDI Lead Designer Rico Zook started working with Ockenden with a variety of trainings. He soon assisted in the development of their Permaculture demonstration Farm (Katch Pkar), as well as some general consultation about implementing permaculture on various levels. 

 

This is ongoing collaboration that Rico will continue for many years with more trainings and project work.