Withee Tai community: food sustainibility and education
Description: This workcamp is open to families who wish to join a project on food sustainability and education in tropical South Thailand. Withee Tai is a group of a few families with liberal dreams who decided to start alternative education for their children and the interested members of their villages. They welcome volunteers to help them to organize education activities and include them as a part of their family and life style toward harmonious relationship between people and their environment. They try to free themselves from any kind of slavery from the mind to the body and the entire society. They want to become a new kind of community based on a liberal way of life through spiritual work and active daily life.
Type of Work: • Working on seeds conservation (preserving local species and varieties) , planting rice, vegetables and fruit trees • Collect food in the garden, in the nature around and at the market , prepare it, cook it and eat it! • Discussions about food sustainability. • Organize activities with children • Join also an alternative market • Learn and practice traditional Buddhism health like yoga, acupressur, detox, Kuassa and healthy food. • Walking trip to the neighboring mountain • Plans, activities and evaluation every day: Thinking together, Acting together. Learning together about mind and souls, practical activities. Try to open yoursef to others, exchange, dialogue, warm feeling of staying together as 1 big family.
Study Theme: Aims: • Improve the quality of human way of life • Start a new kind of community exempt of slavery, on the base of family and with a healthy environment.
Participants would feel attached with: freedom in following their dreams good relationships between people unity and solidarity as well as preserving diversity
Here are 3 questions we try to focus on: 1- How to live sustainable in this world? 2- How to develop one’s awareness? 3- How to get out of our old scheme to make possible an education respectful of human beings?
Accommodation: We will have one big tent for each family. Mattresses will be provided. Volunteers should bring a light blanket or sleeping bag. There will have 3 toilets and showers available for the volunteers, simple Asian style.
Approximate Location: Cha uat town, Nakorn Sri Tammarat province, South Thailand
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