Get there, get grounded and get dirty.Photo: Carrie Stiles
My earthen journey to Panya Project was years in the making—after several false starts, I finally arrived at their rad permaculture design and education center near Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand.
I was awe-struck by the integrity of Panya’s sustainable design and super cool community members. Iwas immediately immersed in my ultimate sustainability fantasy.
Panya is legit: a hard-core environmentalist’s wet dream.
They are perfecting permaculture in it’s multitudinous facets and various forms: food forestry, kitchen gardening, natural building, intentional community and nonviolent communication converge at Panya to create an eco-paradise.Photo: Carrie Stiles
Panya is giving back to the earth and building a global permaculture community.
Please listen to Panya founder Christian Shearer’s inspiring vision of how to live sustainably with the earth; his message of green self-reliance teaches us to find our purpose, get inspired and do it ourselves.
Photo: Carrie Stiles
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. “
~ Margaret Mead
Carrie Stiles is a yogi, multimedia creator and social media strategist with an M.A. in Conflict Resolution. She has worked, studied and played in over 30 countries on 5 continents. Her ambitious adventures have taken her high in the Himalayas and past Timbuktu in the Sahara (before the Rebels took over). Carrie is on the road again seeking enlightenment and adventure in SE Asia. Carrie aspires to raise awareness about how small actions lead to large scale social transformation. Connect with her on her environmental conflict resolution blog and her guide to social media. You can see some of her Tiny Yoga Flicks and also find her on Facebook.
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Ed: Bryonie Wise