Since 2017, I have been helping my dear friend, Surasak Yenthua (P’Ju), coordinate with volunteers who are keen to learn about organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and community outreach in his home village of Ban Bang Riang (บ้านบางเหรียง) in southern Thailand’s Phatthalung Province (map). For those interested in wwoofing, please visit our website.

P’Ju (pictured) is skeptical of his relatives’, friends’, and neighbors’ reliance on monocultures such as rubber and oil palm (pictured in background), given their households’ direct exposure to the vagaries of global commodity markets. P’Ju advocates for food autonomy and welcomes volunteers of all ages and nationalities to visit and work with him.

P’Ju (pictured) is skeptical of his relatives’, friends’, and neighbors’ reliance on monocultures such as rubber and oil palm (pictured in background), given their households’ direct exposure to the vagaries of global commodity markets. P’Ju advocates for food autonomy and welcomes volunteers of all ages and nationalities to visit and work with him.