In January of 2012 I will embark on a journey to transform a conventional Thai farm into an example of abundance and profitable permaculture. Equipped with a Master Plan developed by Terra Genesis International, a global permaculture consulting company which includes Edible Forest Gardens co-author Eric Toensmeier, Panya Project founder Christian Shearer, and Appleseed Permaculture’s Ethan Roland, I will be called upon to test the limits of permaculture design.
Through the implementation of design strategies crafted to reduce costs, maintenance and external dependancies, Terra Genesis International aims to increasing fertility, health and productivity of all aspects of the farm.
An extension of the Panya Project in Chaing Mai, Panya CQ (as it is currently known) is an opportunity to showcase the ecological and economical advantages of permaculture design. By reducing overhead and external dependencies of food and fuel while increasing diversity within the farm, Panya CQ looks to provide a model for struggling farmers throughout Southeast Asia and the world.
You can be apart of this amazing Thailand Permaculture Project by joining us for one (or all) of several upcoming workshops and courses that will lay the foundation for this inspired work!
February 13 – 17, 2012 ~ Adobe Oven Building workshop led by natural builder Taiga Marthens. US$200 (US$100 for February 18th PDC students!)
February 18 – March 4, 2012 ~ 72-hour Permaculture Design Course (PDC) led by Christian Shearer and Geoffroy Goddeau. US$990 (US$690 ~ NGO special price*)
March 5 – 11, 2012 ~ Earthworks Implementation workshop led by Christian Shearer and Panya staff. US$200* (US$100 for February 18th PDC students!)
June 24 – July 7, 2012 ~ 72-hour Permaculture Design Course (PDC) led by John Champagne. US$990 (US$690 ~ NGO special price*)
July 9 – 13, 2012 ~ Permaculture Teachers Training Course led by John Champagne. US$490 (US$250 ~ NGO special price*)
These prices included all meals and a place to stay for the duration of the course.
We ask all registrants to make a deposit of US$200 to secure your spot.
*If you work for an NGO and believe that permaculture could help your organization achieve its goals, please contact The Panya Project about the NGO discounted rate.