What is Pai Seedlings Foundation?
- A permaculture playground for educational
projects: land restoration, organic farming, natural building, low techs;
- A LifeStyle Design Initiative: get professional support to be better at what matters in your life.
1. LifeDesign and Activism Activation coaching sessions: get professional support to design a life style based on YOUR definition of success. find happiness and purpose, boost your contribution, become better at what is most important to you.
2. Tailored on site workshops, courses, and retreats on permaculture, natural construction, low techs, natural cosmetics, etc...
3. Internships and Volunteering opportunities.
A BRIEF INTRO TO ECOCENTRIC THINKING
A lot of the self-developmental content we will share to our patreons in the appropriate tiers is inspired by what we like to call ECO-centric thinking. Take a couple of minutes to know what it's about and how it will support you!
ECO-centricity requires a radical shift in paradigm, a transformation of thoughts, feelings and perception that requires time and development of new habits to fully deliver its fragrance and potential. More than a mere change of conceptual perspective, it is a holistic discipline of being, a multidimensional dance with ourselves and the world around us, the promise of which is nothing short of an evolutionary leap for mankind.
What is at stake here is our personal inner transformation; it is also the renaissance of nature-inspired human cultures, and it is finally the regeneration of the planetary ecology into a once again thriving ecosystem.
Learn more about our Patreon Campaign: https://patreon.com/paiseedlings
EDIBLE LANDART Pai Seedlings Foundation
Growing food can be an art that honors at least three principles of nature:
1. FUNCTION : getting our bellies full of good stuff, food as medicine, gardens that restore natural services - such as carbon sinking, water retention and filtration -, hosting biodiversity, etc.
2. SENSUAL AESTHETICS : the pleasures of visual beauty, smells, colors, tastes, etc.
3. TRANSFORMATION : vegetable gardens are places of transformation, where organic waste from local restaurants and agriculture can be transformed into food for the plants to come by low-tech systems such as composts, biochar, BSFL and chickens, thus regenerating the soil fertility over time!
This is the kind of garden we will be implementing at Seedlings Farm with the support of our Patreons! You will discover more over time in the private (Patreon only) section.
We can also help you draw your dream garden too!
Consider joining the ecosystem!
GROWING OUR ECOSYSTEM - PATREON CAMPAIGN
2022: New year means new growth and new ambitions.
For us at Pai Seedlings Foundation, 2022 will be about opening up our ecosystem of partners and supporters to increase our outreach and contribution to the cause we have at heart: social and ecological regeneration. COME JOIN US!
WHAT IS PATREON?
Patreon is an online platform where anyone (like you) can support creators (like us) to do their good work: you can choose your monthly donation (from 10€/month up to 500€/month), and receive monthly benefits in return for your help.
WHY IS THIS BUSINESS MODEL BETTER FOR US?
Restoration work take time and commitment: land restoration, economic transition, personal transformation, they all require dedication and consistency.
Having visibility on our budget thanks to monthly donors allows us to develop healthy and stable partnerships with the local farmers and schools we support. For farmers, this means safety to abandon chemical farming and train into organic practices. For schools, this means a long term partnership to rely on.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE DONATIONS?
The donations we receive help us grow our projects:
- Land restoration at our permaculture farm - ECOLOGY;
- Training and jobs to develop a local food network in Pai - LOCAL ECONOMY;
- Organic Food in Schools: we are starting new gardens to provide healthy food to local schools and orphanages. EDUCATION;
WHAT'S IN FOR YOU?
Firstly, we understand that not all of us can dedicate their life to doing this work, and we feel blessed to be in a position to do so. If you share our values, this is a way for you to chose to get involved in your own capacity.
Because you help us make this happen, we will send monthly news, art work and tools for your personal development so that you can also better align your life with your values!
HOW DO YOU JOIN?
You can learn all about our Patreon Campaign here: https://zcu.io/ClN1
It just takes a few clicks to choose your tier, and become an active member of our ecosystem!
Patreon Pai Seedlings Foundation Pai Seedlings Foundation is launching its Patreon support page: you can now easily become an active member of our ecosystem, chose you level of support, and ...
Are you interested to be part of the 1st Organic Local Food Network in Pai? This opportunity might be for you!
We're developing the organic movement in Pai, providing training and job opportunities, and supporting local schools and orphanages.
More info of the job description:
Are you looking for LOCAL ORGANIC FOOD in Pai ?
WE NEED YOU !
What a great resolution it would be for 2022 to treat yourself to daily local organic delicious meals! What if I told you that it's possible, and that it would not only be good for your body&mind, but also support:
- organic farmers to work safely and in good conditions;
- land restoration effort using permaculture;
- create a local food network in Pai.
We have been establishing a Community Supported Agriculture project, and are growing so much right now veggies that there are 2 more memberships to take: how does this work?
- for a Membership of 5000thb/month (4000thb if you commit for more than 3 months)
- you get : 4 meals, all organic from the farm, cooked by professional chefs, TWICE A WEEK!
You want organic? Support your local farmers!
Please comment or PM me if interested!
Ecocentric Damien Lyse Kong Matthew Galloway Ido Banai Teun Melis Hes Ter Sarah Cura Richard Schwarz Kumar Oneness-Love Jay Selex Natalia Piatek Haley Johnson Anita Duangsuk
As you might know, we are now entered into the harvest time for our rice.
Our fellow farmer Pi Jai has been working hard on our land to grow beautiful jasmin rice without any chemical and we would like to support him to sell the rice locally in the Pai Valley.
This is now time to call for anyone who is interested in buying rice from him to support his transition into organic agriculture.
Pai Seedlings Foundation is to help organic and local food network to become mainstream in Pai. So if you would like to support this project and to feed yourself with local and organic jasmin rice, please answer here in the post how many kilos you would like to buy.
The price is 100 baht / 1 KG of rice. All benefice goes to our farmer.
Pai Seedlings get to have all straw from the paddies to make compost, to protect our veggy gardens, and grow edible mushrooms.
Please don't hesitate if you have any questions
Pai Seedlings Team 😀
NEW BLOG POST (ENG & FR) by Ecocentric Damien
A factual and grounded analysis of the shortcomings of the industrial approach to agriculture and why agroecological systems are the solution.
"The agro-industry is only as strong as our complicity. Transitioning to Agroforestry systems is not only a matter of good and bad, or duty and obligation. It is a matter of enjoying a life of beauty, meaning, and nourishment that nature can provide... and it starts with your next meal"
Why modern agriculture is failing us - ECOCENTRIC LIFESTYLE DESIGN The agro-industry is only as strong as our complicity. Transitioning to Agroforestry systems is not only a matter of good and bad, or duty and obligation. It is a matter of enjoying a life of beauty, meaning, and nourishment that nature can provide… … and it starts with your next meal! How we ar...
We don't need to decarbonise the economy, we need to de-industrialise the planet, and relocalise our way of living.
Regard de Nature sur la crise sanitaire - ART DE VIVRE ECOCENTRIQUE Que dirait la Nature de notre réponse à la crise du COVID? Nous vivons depuis presque deux ans une crise sanitaire qui a suscité des réponses d’une ampleur sans précédents : les mesures gouvernementales, les sacrifices économiques et les résistances sociales sont plus extrêmes que jamais...
Dear change makers friends around the world,
My friend Christina and I are setting up a survey to look at how the changes the world has seen over the last 2 years has affected our work as activists and change makers.
Here @Seedlings we have had to stop all workshops on site and have changed model to create a CSA and focus on local dynamics. There have been challenges and opportunities, and this is the picture we're trying to look at.
Please take 5 min to answer the survey!
When everything changes… what becomes of the changemakers? – Christinaswwworld Unlimited Posted on August 11, 2021August 15, 2021 by christinaWhen everything changes… what becomes of the changemakers? Changemaker Check-in: Mid 2021 My fellow changemaker/coach and ecocentric friend Damien Massellis and I have been wondering, together, how shifts in the global social and economic land...
Enjoying a resilient and sustainable life allows you to take care of yourself the way Nature takes care of us
GRAINES DE POSSIBLES (un spirale du travail qui relie): J-22
Dans le cadre de ma mission de vie, faciliter les reconnexions au vivant afin d’engager nos transitions de vie (personnelles et collectives), je lance Mardi 29 Juin un nouveau programme en ligne : GRAINES DE POSSIBLES ! Une série en 5 séances (une par semaine), des conversations mais aussi et surtout des pratiques et des rituels en groupe.
Hommage à Joanna Macy, pour la sagesse qu’elle nous lègue depuis des décennies, et pour avoir formaliser et partagé le Travail qui Relie. Merci aussi à Katheleen Rude et Molly Brown, deux de ses collaboratrices et amies de longues dates, grâce à qui j’ai appris à faciliter cette spirale.
Je suis super excité à l’idée d’enfin faciliter ce Travail qui Relie parce qu’il m’a beaucoup apporté au niveau personnel, et parce qu’il s’adresse à certains thèmes qui me tiennent le plus au cœur : écologie profonde, résilience émotionnelle, espoir actif, transitions de vie.
Dans les 3 semaines qui viennent je vais partager beaucoup d’informations pour vous en apprendre plus sur la nature de ce travail formidable et sur l’atelier en lui-même. Pour me présenter aussi à ceux qui ne me connaissent pas ou plus depuis longtemps !
Vous pouvez d’ores et déjà liker le post pour suivre la suite, vous rendre sur la page internet du programme pour en savoir plus. N’hésitez pas à me contacter par commentaire, message privé ou email !
Tout savoir sur l'atelier : https://bit.ly/3wZguwc
FB Event: https://fb.me/e/UZH62kSb
DATES: 29 Juin, 6-13-20-27 Juillet
PRIX (10h en ligne + des pdf pour approfondir) :
200€ : https://bit.ly/3ijTVhB
Pour les petits et très petits budgets :
150€ : enter COUPON SEEDS150
100€: enter COUPON SEEDS100
Damien : [email protected]
Thank you for all the beautiful human being and big gratitude for the Earth and being part of our wonderful project to feed the world with more love and medicine ❤
Hi dear followers,
Do we know any architect or engineer who could help us design a small bridge to go over the creek ?
The job has many particularities that we can share my private message or over a call.
Please PM us if you have some skills and could help us!
News from the Beach!
As many of you know we've had to flee from our beautiful mountains in the north to seek refuge on ooh phangan. The smoke was unbearable and it feels great to have fresh air!
Feeling like climatic refugees (lucky ones that is in many ways) we feel grateful for the island to welcome us and responsible for keeping up with the good practice towards mother Earth.
The plastic situation on the beach is insane. 15 years ago when we started getting involved in beach cleaning we could actually pick trash up. Now it s all broken down in so many microplastics that it s impossible. It s litterally entangled in the soil now. Very sad to witness.
What was beautiful was to see so many people getting together to do what we could: locals, foreigners, hand in hand to stand up to the task.
See you next Tuesday for the next beach cleanup!
"I understand the idea of permaculture to be a more 'permanent' way of 'agriculture'. A life living in harmony with nature and all her wonders. A key word that comes to mind is DESIGN. We design forests and gardens, homes, water cultivation schemes to live in and with nature."
When we asked one of our volunteers from the weekly Intentional Gardening what he understood as Permaculture, this was his answer.
Isn't it beautiful to share these experiences and learn from each other on how to built a new way of life based on natural living? We love having people from all over the world joining us in this adventure in our playground. Thanks Avinoam Kahn for sharing and creating with us!
As Albert Einstein once said "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
The amazing feeling we get from being around nature is enough to show us the magical power it has on healing and realigning our energy.
Have you connected with nature today?
Have you heard of the work that reconnects from elder Joana Macy?
If anyone has experience facilitating her work for groups or individuals, please get in touch with us. We'd love to learn more about the practice and eventually design a program to share its benefits!
What if we could transform deserts into lush food forests and habitats for wild life? What if we could revive water sources? What if we could naturally create local microclimates that bring the temperature 4°C down? What if we could create circular local economies?
What if we could do all of this and much more?
... What if we already knew how to do that? What Ernst Gotsch is doing should be taught everywhere. Please take time to watch this beautiful 15 min videos, it will fill you with hope!
Non Violent Communication: how can we transform conflict into growth opportunities?
Many collective projects, from families to businesses to communities, fail due to lack of communication skills: values, desires and expectation are not being made clear. Emotions, perceptions, feelings, limiting thoughts tend to take over and dictate the tone of the conversation, and as a result conflicts lead to the dissolution of the unity and to the collapse of the initial intention.
This does not have to be so. Conflicts are an occasion to improve our clarity and understanding, just as physical pain is here to draw our attention to something that needs care.
Try this daily practice that we owe to Marshal Rosenberg, the father of Non-Violent Communication.
Sit down, relax, and bring to mind a moment of your day that was of particular emotional intensity;
1. Step 1: Observation: describe what happened, the facts as if recorded by a video camera.
2. Step 2: Feeling: how did that situation make you feel?
3. Step 3: Need/Values/Desires : what are your needs/values/desire that are shaping your emotion. Were they met? If not how does it affect you?
4. Step 4: Request: what can you ask that would enrich your experience of life and help you meet your need/values/desires.
Once you get used to looking at your life events through that lens, you will see your reaction to emotions change, your relationships flourish, and your contribution to them lighten up!
Let us know how this process feels for you in the comments.
For more information on our coaching services please PM!
What is SEELINGS in Pai?
- permaculture and natural farming project;
- participative educational project looking for volunteers workers and teachers.
Pai Seedlings Foundation is creating a positive shift in the farming industry by growing, giving, and sharing with the world the benefits of permaculture farming.
We do this in 3 ways:
1) All excess crops are donated to the local schools in Pai to provide the local children with healthy organic foods so they can grow up big and strong!
จำหน่ายของทานเล่น ถั่ว ของฝากจากแม่ฮ่องสอน ผลิตภัณฑ์ชุมชน จากชาวบ้าน ส่งตรงถึงบ้านคุณ
Fun lively hostel w/ outgoing & friendly atmosphere. Where Staff are your friends and the hostel becomes your home. Famous BBQ every Sat & other activities
Amazing place for relax and enjoy to eat. Open 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM
Pai Promised Land is a new outdoor concert and party venue in Pai, featuring monthly events in spectacular surroundings.
ร้านอาหาร ร้านมินิมาร์ท ขายพืชผลทางการเกษตร
Welcome to Mea Yen Food Forest. We are open for volunteers and guests to come and join us to share in this learning experience of nature. Please contact us if you are interested or check the page for upcoming volunteer projects and accommodation.
ซุ้ม ป.ป๊อกเก้า2เด้ง เมืองปาย