Courses

We host courses, workshops, and groups to come and learn with us in Thai and English on self- reliant living, organic gardening, community living, natural building and natural health throughout the year.

Below is a list of the upcoming courses we have offered in English.  Most are hosted at our center in northern Thailand in Mae Taeng, just north of Chiang Mai.  There are a few offered at our restaurant in Chiang Mai city, one at Pun Pun Isaan in Yasothorn, northeastern Thailand and one at our friend’s center in Chiang Dao.  Make sure to check the location before you register.

For more information on upcoming Thai courses see our Thai website or visit our facebook page at Pun Pun Organic Farm.  For more info on Thai courses, contact punpun.farm@gmail.com to register.

Volunteer positions are also available throughout the year.  For more info, click here.

 

Pun Pun Course Schedule April 2019-January 2020

 

Learn to Make Homemade Soap(1)

April 20th, May 11th, June 8th, and July 6th

Hosted at Pun Pun Market-Airport Restaurant in Chiang Mai city

Course is taught in English and Thai language

Join us in a half-day course to learn all of the basics of making your own homemade soap.  Pai who runs the product line at Pun Pun will be teaching this course to share with you what she’s learned over her time and how you can make your own simple and natural soaps at home.  To register contact punpuncourses@gmail.com.

 

Fermentation_Workshops_Shop_RevisedApril 27 and May 25

Hosted at Pun Pun Market-Airport Restaurant in Chiang Mai

Course is taught in English language

Join us for one of our mini-fermentation workshops in the city.  Learn the simple and delicate art of fermentation for our health, probiotic wellbeing and because it tastes so good!  Both are hosted at the shop and cover different topics so join both if you can!  Register at punpuncourses@gmail.com

 

GG2019

May 2-6, 2019

Hosted at Pun Pun Center in Mae Taeng, North of Chiang Mai

Course is taught in English language

Our Get Grounded course is a chance for people to learn the basic techniques we use on the farm and will give you a taste for how do the different things we practice here. This will include an introduction to gardening, making garden beds and composting, introduction to earthen building with adobe including making bricks and laying them, cooking from the garden, and making some basic natural products.

For more info, click here.

Women's Natural Building Course

May 20-25, 2019

Hosted by the International Partnership for Peace and Justice and Pun Pun

Held in Chiang Dao, Northern Thailand

Course is taught in English language

This workshop is for women by women.  It’s a chance to learn how to build your own earthen home through doing it together.  It’s a chance to get hands-on experience in a supportive environment and learn from other women the incredibly empowering experience of building with earth.  The workshop will be hosted at IWP’s gorgeous site in Chiang Dao.

For more info, click here.

 

Farm to Table

August 23-26, 2019

Hosted at Pun Pun Center in Mae Taeng, North of Chiang Mai

Course is taught bilingually in English and Thai language

Over the years we’ve been living on the farm and creating menus with the produce we’re able to grow in our climate and area, fruits and vegetables and herbs made into new creations taking into account the season and the abundance of what we can get locally within our ecosystem.  We’ve experimented with new ways to do homemade classics and how to come up with new things we love to eat ourselves.  This course is a sharing of this experience with you in our kitchen.

For more info, click here.

 

Food_Matters_2019_revised

October 25-31, 2019

Hosted at Pun Pun Center in Mae Taeng, North of Chiang Mai

Course is taught in English language

We’ve brought back our Food Matters course this year for all of those interested to fully immerse yourselves in the culture of local food.  This course focuses on all stages of food production from making garden beds and composting to identifying and harvesting plants to cooking and fermentation.  This course is a chance for people to get connected with the soil and the kitchen and explore food to its core.

For more info, click here.

 

Get_Grounded_Dec

December 1-7, 2019

Hosted at Pun Pun Center in Mae Taeng, North of Chiang Mai

Course is taught in English language

Our Get Grounded course is a chance for people to learn the basic techniques we use on the farm and will give you a taste for how do the different things we practice here. This will include an introduction to gardening, making garden beds and composting, introduction to earthen building with adobe including making bricks and laying them, cooking from the garden, and making some basic natural products.

For more info, click here.

Eat Well, Live Well

December 13-16, 2019

Hosted at Pun Pun Center in Mae Taeng, North of Chiang Mai

Course is taught in English language

What does it mean to eat well and live well?  Explore this idea with us in this course that puts our own personal health and the health of our environment to the front as the most important wealth we can obtain, and the greatest happiness.  This course focuses on understanding a deeper and more personal understanding of health of the mind, body, and spirit.

For more info, click here.

 

Get Grounded Isaan(1)

Jan 12-16, 2020

Pun Pun Isaan center, Baan Sri Tahn village, Yasothorn, Northeastern Thailand

This 5-day course is a unique chance to attend one of the first workshops we’re hosting at our second learning center, based in Jon Jandai’s home village.  This unique space been run as an organic self-sustaining farm for over 20 years and is set in the middle of rural farmer community.  The Get Grounded course is a chance for people to experience living on the farm and learning how to provide for your needs with your own hands.  Together we will introduce earthen building, cover organic farming techniques, land design, and experiment with traditional crafts.

For more info, click here.