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Permaculture is a nebulous term that no one owns or controls and does not have an exact definition. There are various hallmarks of permaculture and may or may not overlap with related concepts and terms such as sustainability. The main hallmarks are systems thinking regarding the environment and human living within it. Permaculture originally referred to permanent agriculture but has been expanded to mean permanent culture in anthropological terms.
For Lanna Innovation we are focused on the non-destructive approach to integrating the local biosphere and human habitation, as well as maintaining and increasing biological diversity -- a sustainable and resilient habitat. The goal for ecological farming is rehabilitation of an ecology. There are also specialized approaches to ecological farming such as natural farming, fertility farming, and zero budget farming.
Permaculture extends to living structures, energy sources, water and waste systems, etc. While a completely localized permaculture is not possible (and trade is not necessarily destructive), it is possible to shrink an ecological footprint quite drastically, taking greater responsibility for one's presence in the biosphere.
Seeds of Permaculture
Seeds of Permaculture is a 2014 film that includes a variety of Thailand Permaculture locations (Rak Tamacha, Panya, etc.) and projects.
Resources for Permaculture in Thailand
Chiang Mai / Northern Thailand Permaculture
Chiang Mai / Mae Chaem (East of Chiang Mai city)
- Permaculture in Thailand
- Permaculture Children's House
- Cool Guesthouse - Urban Permaculture in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai / Mae Jo (North of Chiang Mai city)
Chiang Mai / Mae Wang (South of Chiang Mai city)
Isan / Northeastern Thailand Permaculture
Buriram (Southeast of Khorat)
Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)
Nong Khai (near the Vientiane, Laos border)
- Thailand Permaculture Convergence (yearly conference)