About Opai Sama – Opai Sama is the name of a place in central Sarawak where our eco-farm the OpaiSama Permaculture located.
About this blog– This permaculture blog is run and owned by Opai Sama Enterprise, an eco-farm community located in Belaga, Sarawak. This blog is a place for us to share thoughts, ideas on how to live a sustainable eco-living and without destroying nature eco-systems.
Why Permaculture? – At Opai Sama we practice permaculture farming methods. It lays emphasize on harmonious integration of human being, plants, animals and landscape (nature) providing food, energy, shelter and other sorts of material and non-material needs of people in sustainable way.
Permaculture is an innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living: a practical method of developing ecologically harmonious, efficient and productive systems that can be used by anyone, anywhere.
In other words, it is a holistic, integrated system analysis and people oriented sustainable design system and assumes that our own sustainability is dependent on harmonious interrelationship amongst human being, plants, animals and the earth.
Permaculture focuses on diversity to ensure sustainability and stability; recycling local resources to minimize external inputs, reviving and understanding traditional practices or wisdom; working with nature not against it; building, using local biological wealth.
It equally puts emphasis on community empowerment and policy advocacy for sustainable and equitable management of existing natural resources for community livelihood.
About Opai Sama Eco-Farm – the farm is still at it infancy. Land clearing for farming is still in progress and not much food growing being done yet. We will update this section as we progresses.
Where is Opai Sama? – the word “Opai” is a Punan (not to be confused for Penan) word for or equivalent to “upriver” in English. Sama is a Rajang river tributary located in the middle of Sarawak. It has for milenia becomes the lifeline of Punan community in the region. Read more here.
Location of Opai Sama Eco-farm