Permaculture and Organic farm near Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

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  • Description

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    [I start taking volunteers again July 1, 2017]

    We are a Permaculture farm in its infancy stages. In 2015, I found Permaculture and started working as Permaculturist. Since then, we have been integrating Permaculture methodology into our farm.

    We produce Organic vegetables, fruits, and berries for our own consumption and the local markets. Our main products now are Mulberries, Gac fruits, Limes, and Butternut Squash. You will also find Papaya, Pomegranates, Bananas, Lemon Grass, and more. Because our farm is still in the formation stage, any volunteers with Permaculture or farming experience would be wonderful. I also welcome those new to farming who would like to come and learn with me.

    I have greenhouses, hammocks, a rooftop with a view, dogs, nature, Organic food, Chickens and fresh eggs and more.

    I am starting to create value added products to sell in stores like berry juice, preserves, etc. I also sell my produce wholesale such as Limes, Banana, and Papaya to a middleman.

    Like most small farmers, I have a freelance job. So you will not see me do farming 100% of the time. I spend about half my time in Bangkok, either taking produces to the customers or farmer markets, or spend some time with my family. There are 2 live-in staffs who maintain and do all the heavy machinery on the farm. So you will not be left alone nor work alone.

    Mo: Returning to farm. and reach the farm about noon
    Tu, We: Farm life
    Th: Leave for Bangkok at 11:00
    Fr, Sa, Su: Bangkok life

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  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    There are many tasks throughout the farm. It will depend on when you come. I will be happy to send you what is being worked on at the time after you send a message. The help can be from seeding, planting, making new grow beds, making compost using the materials around the farm, compost juice/tea, propagating plants, or making value added products. Sometime help feed the Chicken and collect the eggs for our daily breakfast. Occasionally, we go out and sell stuffs in the local market when there is a special event in town.

    Being a new farm, construction are abundant! For handyman type of work, we may be doing stuff like replacing valves, irrigation hoses or putting in new ones, building fences, or clearing rocks from an area. Anything bigger than that, I will leave it to the contractor.

    Daily chores and cooking are rotated among all volunteers. All the stuff that your mom tell you to do that you hate. I also like people who love to cook, since we would be able to enjoy varieties of cuisine everyday.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Thai

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I have a spare bedroom in the house which can sleep 2-4 people. Setting up tents is possible in camping areas in the yard and on top of my house which is a scenic viewing roof. Most volunteers opt to set up tents outdoor. Please bring your own tent and sleeping gears if you have them.

    We exchange work for accommodations. We have 3 bikes that you can use to go around the area for snacks or meals. Be safe!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many local attractions in the area, including the Khao Yai National Park. They provide hiking, camping, as well as night safari to see many wild native animals. The areas near the park also offered many local private attractions, such as underground spring for swimming and relaxing, mushroom farms, even an amusement park with water theme. They are not walking distance, but rides can be arranged. A scooter rental is available in town.

    Pak Chong city is also nice and becoming quite comfortable to hangout during day and night. Local coffee shops are very friendly and cheap. Getting there is a 4 KM hitchhiking and a minibus ride, which total about 25 KM.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    On the farm, I can provide you with knowledge of Permaculture and Organic agriculture. You can learn from practical experience. Once I think you are OK with the task, I cut you lose and go back to my normal task of contacting customers, etc ...

    Our local staffs are a library of farming knowledge, if you can get pass the language barrier.

    I lived in the US for most of my youthful life. Exchanging Thai culture with me is pretty minimal, but my local staff is very friendly. She likes to show you places around her home town.

    We may go for some live music in a nearby pub, or night market for a locally cooked meal, if time allows.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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I used to say every volunteers get to make compost. A few people may not be here long enough, but everyone get to work with compost.
Multiple uses for one item! Chicken feed on the compost and the insects that compost attracts. Farmer gets the compost after a few weeks. Perfect Permaculture method!
Swimming in a near by water spring
Slow day is spent in a Mushroom farm along the way to Khao Yai National Park.
Right before our volunteer is about to leave! Sad...
More volunteers are happier volunteers!
Eventually, everyone wants to show their cooking skill!
Thai New Year on the farm with water festival!
Making compost is more fun than I used to remember when I was doing it by myself!
We need lots of mussel on the farm, and she is very good at it! .... and ... Yes, they are volunteers too!
Our Japanese volunteer do eat corn and likes kid!
Get that bird off my neck....
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