Preference: University students with access to lab.
The core vision of Pai Seedlings Foundation is Land Restoration through permaculture and agroforestry. Turning tired rice paddies into a heaven of biodiversity and fertility. We have 5 rai to play and experiment with.
Within this vision lies the mission of producing healthy, nutrient and taste rich food, that nourishes from balanced and living soil while feeding it in a symbiotic manner. The objective is to develop and implement systems that will honour these two missions: 1/ producing enough quality food to sustain the team involved in the project and create abundance to donate to local schools; 2/ recreating soil fertility and biodiversity.
Creating healthy soil abundant in the nutrients the different plants need takes time, effort and proper analysis to observe and monitor evolution.
Having a map of the soil composition, qualities and lacks in the different areas of the farm is a massive help to inspire the designs and actions around which the fertility restoration will be successful. It will support a proper planning of concrete actions to implement for a durable impact.
Detailed analysis requires lab tests to measure the concentration of specific nutrients, organic matter and chemicals: this is why we want to work with Universities, and in return offer a beautiful educational playground for their students to support the establishment of a resilient organic agricultural system.