We opened our doors in 2012 converting a traditional rice paddy family farm into a education and demonstration site. Reconstructing the local ecosystem (regen agriculture) and the natural world, we dedicated ourselves to creating a better community, environment and planet. Investing in resilience and food security helps fight hunger, builds local economies and sustains peace.
Our organization Permaculture Institute Thailand provides powerful yet simple education through the King’s projects, Permaculture, Natural farming, experiential youth programs and onsite integrated working, plant, animal, tree soil and aquatic ecosystems. We produce over 85% of our own food. Our practices are appropriate to our rural, tropical, environment; they are replaceable and reproducable, and embody competencies and philosophical tenants which are also applicable in all regions of the world in their foundation. Our programs reach a cross-generational, cross-cultural audience and are accessible to a range of demographics.
Our dynamic community encompasses the people of our region, the farm intern team, and many of the people that participate in our varied courses and programs. Our core family team is able to provide for itself through agricultural, food-based, building, and educational activities, which simultaneously create and strengthen a viable web of local economies and healthy, sustainable, products and services. Our own financial livelihoods both contribute to and are dependent upon these local economies. The farm provides its local staff with secure, paying jobs, educational opportunities, and a caring workplace. A organized financial structure allows us to make fiscal decisions that support our members and community while preparing for an increasingly challenging global environment.
Permaculture Institute Asia and Thailand takes into consideration environmental concerns from a personal to a global perspective and develops models, techniques, and solutions that are regenerative, regionally appropriate, and maintainable. We are committed to sourcing our food and building materials locally while maximizing the utility of our diversified farm. We promote community resiliency by supporting regional efforts to assure clean water, healthy food, fertile agricultural land, and safe, naturally constructed buildings.
Self care is an essential part of community health. We strive to balance work, play, and personal time, and develop social structures and feedback systems that generate strong positive interpersonal relationships and overall community well-being.