Saturday, March 10, 2007

Join in the fun!

Get in on the action, in Thailand and the US...

Baan Thai Permaculture Design Courses
May 17 - 31, 2007
June 17 - July 8, 2007
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Natural Building • Green Architecture • Renewable Energy • Appropriate Technology • Alternative Currencies • BioRemediation• Water conservation• Edible Forest Gardening• Alternative waste systems • Soil conservation • Organic Agriculture • Community Living • and a Joyful Existence

Extended permaculture internships also available.

"Build With Us" Natural Building Project
July 12 - 15, 2007
Jefferson, Colorado

Acclaimed Thai organic farmer/earthen builder Jon Jandai and Coloradoan Peggy Reents will teach various natural building techniques using local, readily available materials. They have been leaders in the natural building movement in Thailand for years and are now starting a sustainable living learning center and home in Jefferson, Colorado.

Learn through building yourself and creating a simple structure including all aspects of the building process from basic sustainable design principles, selecting clay, making adobe bricks, building walls from various earthen techniques, earthen plasters for earthen and strawbale walls, to natural homemade paints and finishes.

Pun Pun Internship
November 22, 2007 - January 31, 2008
Pun Pun organic farm, sustainable living learning center and seed center, Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand

An in-depth experience in hands-on earthen building, organic gardening, seed saving, and community living.

This year Pun Pun will be offering a 10-week internship program to individuals interested in getting an in-depth, hands-on experience in particular organic gardening including seed saving, earthen building, and community living. It is an opportunity to learn through doing where interns will learn the techniques we use while actively applying them to projects at the farm. It is also a chance to live with other like-minded Thai and international folks as well as meet various interesting visitors to the farm.

Sustainability Study Trip
February 14-25, 2008
Northeastern to Northern Thailand

A personal study trip exchanging and staying with leaders in the sustainability movement in Thailand including a grassroots look at organic farming, earthen building, fair trade, traditional medicine, community empowerment, and self-reliance.

Through our work in earthen building, organic farming, and community living we have established strong relationships with various groups at the forefront of this movement in Thailand. Each group is diverse in its target and implementation, yet all hold a common vision of empowering people to become self-reliant and sustainable. We invite you to come to learn from each of them by joining us on this study tour.

In this unique event you will get a chance to exchange personally with leaders in the sustainability movement at a grassroots level that would be otherwise hard to access. Peggy Reents and Jo Jandai have both worked with these groups in supporting their development and can open access to interested folks by providing relationships and full translation. Come and learn together with us from their wisdom, experience and help support their work while also just having a really great time and experiencing Thailand!

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