Corals need our help

Based in Bali, Ocean Gardener passionately leads the charge in coral reef restoration, partnering with local fishermen, divers, communities, businesses, and international partners. 

Are you ready to take action? Donate below and help us save coral reefs. 

SUPPORT US TODAY!

Make a donation below for planting and restoring corals. You can also make a pay-what-you-can donation by clicking here. Terima kasih (Thank you)

Help us plant a Coral Fragment

For $50 we will add one coral into a coral rope project. Your donation will also make sure we have some funds to monitor the project for a year and remove drupella snails.

10 fragments Coral Rope

For $125 we can plant a full coral rope with 10 corals. Each rope is 2m or 6 feet long. We plant ropes in groups so they cover a bigger area. We will also monitor the corals all year.

200 fragments, Coral Square

For $2000 we can plant twenty coral ropes for a total of 200 corals. This covers 30 square meters, about 325 square feet. The picture above shows the full twenty ropes.

Coral Fragment

Coral Rope

Coral Square

CERTIFICATE

Plant a coral and receive a digital Ocean Gardener certificate with your name and co-ordinates of the coral. The new coral fragment will be cared for in one of our coral restoration projects across Indonesia. .

Ocean Gardner is a registered charity in Indonesia. Ocean Gardener is an NGO founded in 2016, and dedicated to coral reef education. Yayasan Lautan Kebun Koral,

THE CORAL PLANTING PROCESS

First we harvest from the nurseries.

First we harvest the coral fragments from mother colonies at our shallow coral nurseries. We select common hardy coral species based on our different project needs. We can access the coral nurseries by snorkeling so we don’t use a boat or any fuel to collect corals and maintain coral nurseries.

We prepare the coral ropes on land.

The coral fragments are brought back to the land where we start adding them to natural coral rope. By doing this work on land we can plant large numbers of corals at once and we plant an average of 500-1000 corals per planting session. The kids also love looking for little crabs inside the coral branches.

Now the corals have a new home!

Ropes are 2m long 6 feet, and have 10 corals. We plant in batches of 200 which cover an area of 30 square meters, or 325 square feet. We use all-natural cotton rope and hardwood that is resistant to rotting in the water. One team works to pound in the wooden stakes other team strings the coral ropes.

PhilosophY

Coral and education is our passion. Our restoration plans are based on 25 years hands on experience working with Indonesian coastal communities. We provide coastal community with knowledge to protect and feed themselves out of their reef.

As the first commercial coral farm in Indonesia, the target has always been to diversify and increase the offer of corals. Thus giving us a tremendous experience in all different coral reef habitat, with all the different genus of corals. 

While other restoration efforts only concentrated in a couple genus. Until now we are still the only farm producing certain types of corals such as soft corals, which a very important components of certain reef habitat, and a key player in reef restoration efforts

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