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Malva Permaculture Farm
Malva Permaculture Farm
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Silivri, Istanbul, Istanbul, TR
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate

Alper Can Kılıç Ceyhun Enki Aksan Duygu  Dogan Emrah  Yelboga kamuran kestek MEHMET ALİ ÖZRUH Melih  Mutluay
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Malva Permaculture Farm

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Rural, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Malva Permaculture Farm is an Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) Member. It is based 1hr15mins drive from mega-city Istanbul. The location is a transition zone: at intersection of Euro-Siberian and Mediterranean climate/flora zones. Through passionate work of three generations, an ecosystem has been initiated in former agricultural land. Now the farm thrives with many species and is the breeding spot for fireflies and migration stop for the White Stork. We incorporate a warehouse, a greenhouse, water harvesting system, a volunteer house and a guesthouse. Several permaculture tools (such as agroforestry, nature ponds, aromatic and medicinal herbs, wilderness zones) are used in 135 acres organic land. We are blessed to help others with better nutrition; we supply fresh vegetables and fruits to the best restaurant in the country. To pursue our passion to reconnect others to Nature, we have created and launched the "Bringing biodiversity into the hands of new generations" educational program. The program was initiated with our first school group visit. It was introduced at the 6th Global Botanic Congress in June 2017, Geneva, Switzerland with a poster presentation. An article about the program has been issued at the Roots Journal of the BGCI; under "Sowing and nurturing educational programmes" main title. We have extended the scope of our program and modules, which may be followed from April 2018. Please visit the website at our bio for more and to connect.

Project Description

Malva Permaculture Farm is a developing rural functional, demonstrative and Educational project.


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