Test Results: Improved Temperature Regulation for Seed Storage

A few months ago, we published a post describing seed storage on our farm. In particular, we described a design for a cost-effective, below-ground root cellar of our own design. After over month of temperature recordings, our data is in and we are pleased with the results. Dry season represents the extreme of temperature fluctuation…

Lessons Learned: An Educated Workforce for Planting Rice

One of the primary goals of the Charis Teaching Farm is to offer natural and sustainable farming methods to farmers and workers in the Maesot region of Western Thailand. Planting rice offered us an excellent means to do just that last week. We grow rice acccording to System of Rice Intensification (SRI). This is the third…