Panya Project


  • Project Name:     The Panya Project panya-project-logo-small
  • Website link:
  • Contact:                 +66 (0)871818821 /
  • Location:               Mae Taeng, 40 km north of Chiang Mai.
  • Type of project:   Permaculture education Centre and Intentional Community


panya2The Panya Project is a six year site in the rolling hills of Northern Thailand. Our goal is to plant seeds of inspiration in people and to spread permaculture knowledge. On site, there are many examples of permaculture tools and strategies. We practice organic gardening and have many different annual and perennial garden beds. We have a five year old food forest with over 40 different species and an integrated animal system (chickens, geese and ducks). We regularly host Permaculture Design Courses and Introductions to Permaculture, as part of a global movement to bring this important information to the world.  With over 400  graduates and such inspiring teachers as Geoff Lawton, Christian Shearer, Richard Perkins, Ethan Roland, Christopher Shanks and John Champagne, Panya delivers courses that are on par with any permaculture center in the world and at incredibly low prices.

What do we do?

  • Organic Gardening379630_896005620811_2122051752_n
  • Food Forest
  • Agroforestry
  •  Natural building
  •  Biogas
  • Greywater system
  • Vermiculture
  • Chickens, geese and ducks
  • Compost toilets
  • Fermentation
  • Seed saving
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Community living


Visiting &/or Volunteering &/or Courses Offered:


  • Please contact us for visits at least two weeks ahead

Volunteer Opportunities

Types of courses offered

  • Permaculture Design course
  • Permaculture Introduction Course
  • Food Forest Course