Friday, August 17, 2012

Raising Funds for Reforestation

Brendan Chareoncharutkun, one of the Public Health Garden's own, has been studying Permaculture at Tacome Pai Organic Farm in Thailand this summer and touched base with us from "the land of smiles" to see if we could help promote the fundraising campaign for Tacome Pai's sister project: The New Land.

We said: "ABSOLUTELY!!"

They've got until September 30th to raise the remainder of the $5,200 fundraising goal. With that funding, they aim to revitalize 72,000 square meters of deforested and degraded land by applying Permaculture design principles. The long-term mission of the project is to demonstrate and reintroduce sustainable living techniques to the locals and to create a prototype for reforestation and sustainable livelihood projects all over the world. Read more here and please join us in making a pledge.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

HIllside Garden Looking Great!

If you haven't had a chance to peek down the hillside and see what the Public Health Garden student group has been building and maintaining, stop by soon! The cukes are climbing, the tomatoes are staked and irrigated, the apples are filling out, the bio-retention area is flourishing, and all the seeded and transplanted flowers are in bloom.