We really liked our trip because it took us out of the beaten tracks. We discovered the real face of Thailand through the wonderful landscapes of Pai, and also its traditional and authentic cuisine, prepared with organic and locally produced fresh ingredients. Damien and Lyse are passionate about permaculture and love to share their passion and products with their hosts. We are also organic lovers, and grow our own vegetable garden at home, which made us feel a strong connexion to Damien and Lyse’s work on agro ecology. Their love for Thailand’s way of life was very palpable and honest, and it was a pleasure to discover it with them. We strongly recommend Pai Seedlings Foundation, its activities and its host: you will love their smiles and their kids!
— Véronique et Didier (France)
Have known Damien for more than 10 years now, and have always admired his strong beliefs in making the world a better place! I strongly believe in Damien, Lyse and their two sons and the Pai Seedlings Foundation created to achieve their goals in Natural Agriculture and Land Sharing! What an inspiring work you have done here!
— Suu Ann (Malaysia)
Good ideas. It is give the good things to another people. I love it
— Natkamol (Thailand)
It’s beautiful to see the passion in people to start so needed initiatives!
— Miriam Moras
Lyse and Damien radiate with kindness, caring and good energy. They are a thoughtful, down to earth couple whose love for the planet and all those around them is apparent. It was a pleasure to take part in the permaculture and sustainability workshop and learn more ways in which we can live in harmony with the planet. The workshop was informative, interactive and had great flow. A beneficial experience for all. ♥
— Michelle (Canada)
I met a Thai-guy in Pai selling products of “PAI SEEDLINGS FOUNDATION” in the night market and we talked about that exemplary project – so after coming home I made contact with the founder “Damien” from France and got some more information. As I was a geography/biology-teacher and one of the MAIN aspects always were ecology and sustainable farming I know HOW IMPORTANT it is to support people who are working on that topic !!!
Specially in humid and semihumid tropical zones with their poor capacity of plant nutrients-storage and even in mountain regions with strong soil erosion PERMACULTURES MUST BE BOOSTED !!! This is the cultivation of perennial crops, which avoid the regular exposure of the soil after harvest and thus prevent or at least greatly reduce erosion by water in the rainy and wind in the dry season.
“PAI SEEDLINGS” IS SINCE SEPTEMBER AN “APPROVED BY GOVERNMENT” AND BY THAT LEGAL ORGANISATION……GRATULATIONS FOR THAT SUCCESS WHICH IS RATHER HARD TO GET FOR FOREIGNERS IN THAILAND…
— Gerhard Veer (Germany)
This is the beginning of something really special. An adventure into a holistic and sustainable way of living with lots of eco lessons along the way. Damien and Lyse are a very special couple and I can’t wait to return to learn more with them.
— Joseph Grant (Australia)
What do I think of Pai Seedlings Foundation? It is hard to describe, so I will start with the land. Beautiful, raw, natural surroundings that is locked in by the mountains. Being there makes me feel calm, grounded and at peace, like time stands still. Damien and Lyse are amazing, quickly turning tired intensively farmed soil into a permaculturized paradise. I can not wait to go back to visit and learn more amazing farming techniques, tips and tricks. A very enriching experience as I can educate myself, get back to nature and support the local community all at the same time.
— Kris (Thailand)
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