To understand the nature of the “Bali Virgin Coconut Oil” business is to understand the Village and the families that live and work together. This small family business represents an extension of that social order and supports the owners’
family and their extended families and others in and around Nongan Village. It is complex and yet a simple existence shaped by nature and the rhythms of life on the Island of the Gods. As the sacred Gunung Agung or Mother Volcano looks down upon these lives.
Each family dwells in their own family compound. Mothers & Fathers, their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren living, working and surviving together. Several buildings bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and temple are clustered around an open courtyard.
Every family building in every compound in Bali is arranged around an imaginary line that originates from Gunung Agung.Each family home has a garden with plants supplying all the day-to-day needs to satisfy sustenance, medical and religious needs. papaya,
coffee, Coconuts, durian, guava, cinnamon,turmeric to name a few. Each family is also supported with an entitlement of agricultural land with which to support their family and generate additional income. The natural order which governs this land remains true
to this day. Seasonal crop rotation means the rains brings rice,dry season gives chillies, yams, flowers for religious offerings, all extra yield taken and sold at the market.All the while the simple Coconut palm watches benignly from the edges. Along rice
paddies, in home gardens and in the lush tropical jungles and river banks that surround. Producing continuously, naturally, alone and without assistance. They are the original coconut palms of Bali. They have no need of modification they have been living in
harmony since the time before their people. They are not especially venerated like some other trees of religious significance are in Balinese Hinduism. They coexist almost unnoticed and yet life would not happen here without them.