maemutgarden

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A PRACTICAL PERMACULTURE WORKSHOP FOR GARDENERS AND FARMERS

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From Oct 7 to Oct 15 2017, Mae Mut Garden will host a permaculture in practice workshop conducted by Yuppayong Chankhum assisted by Marco and Nok, the founders and designers of the garden.

Each day will consist of presentations of specific aspects of natural farming and permaculture design, followed by practical demonstrations.

The aim of the workshop is to give participants the practical knowledge needed to create their own organic garden and grow fresh and healthy food for them and their family.

Participants will gain hands on experience of all the different strategies and techniques taught during the workshop.

The program includes sessions on the basics of permaculture design and natural farming strategies for soil and plant care, composting, worm bins, microbial juices etc. In addition the practical sessions will include planting out various beds, pruning and grafting, as well as tool maintenance and basic carpentry for use in the garden.

About Mae Mut Garden

Mae Mut Garden is a project in self sustainability started by Nok and Marco in 2011, on a terraced rice field in Mae Win district, Chiang Mai. In February 2011 the site looked like this.IMG_1296

 

The first fruit tree seedlings were planted in the summer of 2011 and now the food forest at Mae Mut Garden produces fresh fruit all year round, soursop and papaya, mulberry and jackfruit, limes, lemons and strawberries, pineapple and mango, custard apple and jujube, santol and sapodilla, guava and dates.

Every year we grow a small crop of organic rice for our own consumption. We use a number of perennial vegetables that form part of our regular diet, as well as cold season annuals like lima and cranberry beans, tomatoes, eggplants and peppers,  during the rainy season we eat various typical tropical vegetables, okra, long beans, corn etc.

We have started harvesting our own bamboo for construction this year. Virtually all the techniques that will be taught during the workshop are part of our regular garden management schedule.

Most of the accommodation on site consists of earthen structures, built by us with the help of local labour, volunteers and workshops participants.