Permaculture Children’s House Foundation, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, offers an exciting opportunity for three people holding a PDC or a three-day introduction to Permaculture.
Permaculture Children’s House Foundation offers a two to three month free internship (ideally 3 months). It’s located on a plot of 4 hectares in San Kamphaeng, 20 minutes from the city of Chiang Mai in the middle of paddy fields and overlooking the mountains of Mae On.
For who? Anyone with a PDC certificate or a Permaculture introduction of at least 3 days wishing to perfect their skills or desire a practical experience.
By who? The facilitator (teacher) is Xavier Bruzaud Grille PDC (with Geoff Lawton in 2014) + Permaculture teacher certificate (with Robin Clayfield Australia 2016) and more than 10 other Permaculture related courses, some with David Holmgren (co-originator of Permaculture), Murray Hallam (Aquaponics), Elaine Ingham (soil biology) or Sociocracy for All (Sociocracy or dynamic governance).
When? Anytime when we have availability as places are limited. Please count at least 15 days during the time we revise your input as potential candidate and your acceptation or not.
How? Self-learning or self directed education by practicing in a farm and education center under development on 4 hectares (10 acres) including market gardening system and animals. Within a project under construction since January 2017, the trainee must demonstrate an ability to adapt to hot and / or humid tropical climatic conditions, unforeseen events and problem solving. Daily guidance by Xavier the facilitator on the basis of a minimum exchange time and a weekly ½ day meeting. Pace of trainees is based on a minimum of 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.
What? Implementation in a sub-tropical climate of different elements of Permaculture: grey/black water management, banana circle, lasagna beds, eco-constructions, community management and short term volunteers management during their stays (15 days), solar energies (15 KW 220 v and 380 V), use of urine, fertilizers, wicking bed, integration of animals into the circuits (chickens, geese, ducks, pigeons, goats, pigs, worms), worms composting, Permaculture design, agro-forestry , aquaponics, maker space, open source software and engineering (3D-arduino-raspberry printer – laser cutter being acquired), forced irrigation, greenhouses, propagation, sowing, crop combinations, pest management, mulching, swale , reading the landscape, integration of elements and their connections, production of biochar and biogas, IMO and natural insecticides but also creation-design-making of a natural educational playground for children, an area of art and much more …
Where ? 20 minutes from Chiang Mai, a big city in Northern Thailand. Accommodation in tent, bedlinen provided, separate toilets and showers, self-service solar washing machine. Common kitchen, maintenance tasks and cleaning is based on fair share. Wood oven for pizza and bread. Swimming in the pond, pontoon, relaxation zone and yoga.
How is the life here? A community of about fifteen people including a Thai family and another Franco-Thai family with children (3 and 10 years). You will integrate a multi-cultural atmosphere with volunteers from all horizons and all countries coming to help for short periods (2 weeks).
How much? We provide accommodation in tent as well the basic in food for vegetarian, toilet, showers and washer machine for free.
You can expect to buy some extra food if you wish (like: meat, fish, cookies, drinks, snacks, fruits or imported food). You need to have your own health / accident insurance, pay for your own Visa, pay for all your own trips, health expense, boots or hat, sun glasses, your stay should not create any expense for our foundation except for what we provide above.
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The Permaculture Children’s House Foundation’s mission:
Permaculture Children’s House brings global sustainable life solutions educating children.
The Permaculture Children’s House Foundation’s vision:
Children have a high potential to be agents of change using Permaculture ethics and principles.