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…

Planting Seeds for Change

One of the main reasons that the Charis Teaching Farm exists is to enrich the knowledge of the farming community of Maesot and the surrounding region.  One day, many years from now, my greatest hope is that the culture of farming will have changed so dramatically that farmers will no longer burn their crops, trees…

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…