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…

Culturally Sensitive and Applicable Solutions

The Charis Teaching Farm aims to serve the small farmers in the local area of Maesot. Practically, this means coming up with accessible resources and ideas.  As you’ll see in our other articles, we have made strides to do this by establishing SRI rice farming during the rice season.  We also have begun planting trees…

Opportunities to Share

It’s nice to be reminded from time to time of the reason that we are called The Charis Teaching Farm.  We recently had the opportunity to offer knowledge and insight to a new farm that is being built up across the border in Burma.  Our guests were the English translator/assistant to a Burmese Major in…

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…