When the seasons change at New Life our gardens respond with new varieties of fruits and vegetables. The massive and intricate flowers of our dragon fruit trees have just begun to blossom and our rose […]
We now have our a bakery and cheese station finished. One step closer to having a completely functioning Self-Sustainable farm! Our Thai staff have worked day in and day out to build the perfect bakery and cheese station for our needs. While they have worked extremely hard, none of this would be possible without the help of Long Term Volunteer, Serge and his family.
December is the ‘Month of Sustainable Eating’ at New Life, when we will subsist ONLY on what we can grow on our farm. In preparation, we’ve started off by planting tons of rice, beans, potatoes, pumpkins. Stay tuned for more updates.
Boy, are we excited. Within the last month or so, we’ve had several new additions to the New Life family: One is calf Pepper and one hundred Khaki Campbell ducklings. Find out which impact those cute babies have on the community.
Never heard of gac fruit? Neither had we, until we encountered them in juice form at Brown Rice Organic Bistro in Chiang Mai, where our Thai cook Pi Pen headed for a vegetarian cooking course. Hence, our new agricultural project was born.
We’ve been diversifying our agricultural projects here at New Life with straw mushroom cultivation. Straw mushrooms are nutritious, inexpensive, and easy to grow, and have a low impact on the environment. This is how we did it:
Welcome to our first agriculture update for the year! Our gardens produce fruits and vegetables in abundance. In this blog post you will find out more about our current organic farming projects and how you can support New Life on the way to our goal to become a learning centre for sustainability,
It is part of our program for volunteers and residents to work in the garden. It helps instill and then re-inforce our connection to nature, something so alien in the modern world. Multiple studies have shown how a connection to the natural environment are good for health and well-being.
New Life volunteer Jordan, who has been supervising the agriculture community work, has kindly provided us with an update on what’s been going in our organic garden. It’s not easy to grow enough food for a community of fifty people, but we are on the best path towards self-sustainability.