Thailand – Permaculture Design In Pai


The Permaculture Design In Pai project is a co-operative of local and multi-national community members developing a 5.5 acre agricultural property along Pai River. The land belongs to Buti, an akha tribe woman and her family who have been working the land with their own traditional permacultural practices. Members of the farm grow nuts, incense and hardwood trees, among others.

At present, the farm harvests sugar cane and sells it at its own store. There are future plans to do many more cottage industries. The co-operative community at Pai also plans to build a bio-gas digester, plant 400 peak trees and create alcohol fuel from fermentable harvest surplus.

More work is being done on:

1. An organic garden (Ethnobotanical)

2. Water filtration (groundwater)

3. Ram pump system installation and hydro-generator set-up

4. Water system (Key Line). 6 ponds (each with it’s own ecosystem), aquaculture

5. Silk production from mulberry trees (organic)

6. A new solar greenhouse

7. Sustainable building materials and methods, mainly bamboo

8. Sustainable wood lots

Project Needs

The farm is seeking willing workers on their organic farm as well as donations for several equipment and other things needed on the site.


For info about lodging, directions to the farm:

Contact Person: Willow


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