Lessons Learned: Watermelon Crop Failure Due to Untimely Rains

Sometimes, all the research and development can’t compete with unpredictable forces of nature. This past month, we received two days of heavy rain, during the middle of dry season. It destroyed our watermelon crop beyond saving. Here’s how it happened. In Thailand, there are primarily two seasons: dry and wet. The dry season is further…

The Importance of Staff Empowerment

The Charis Teaching Farm is under the umbrella of The Charis Project.  The primary mission of this non-profit is to strengthen families and empower individuals to change the world around them, thus combating poverty.  The way the farm approaches this is through staff empowerment, land restorative practices and food production.  The more that I continue…