The Sustainable Agriculture Institute (S.A.I.) and the Rak Tamachat Permaculture and Natural Building Education Institute (Rak) have joined forces to bring Sustainable Education to a new world audience. The World famous Rak Tamachat Permaculture and Natural Building Courses, are now able to be offered to a wider audience to allow for Sustainability to empower the ever growing Permanent Culture Movement. The integration of the SAI Learning Management System (LMS) and the Rak Tamachat Curriculum is destined to become a game changer in how Permaculture, Natural Building and Sustainability, will educate our future!
S.A.I. is proud to offer the Rak Tamachat Permaculture Design Course (PDC) in an amazing online format. The online PDC has all the components of a physical PDC, but can be taken in the convenience of ones home at their time schedule. The ability for a Permaculture Student to access the Permaculture Curriculum at their leisure opens the field of Permaculture and Sustainable Education to an ever wider audience and helps to bring the message of Permanent Agriculture and Cultural Systems to a larger field of students. The online platform (eCampus) is powered by the S.A.I. Learning Management System (LMS) and conforms to ISO 9001:2008, IWA 2, Quality Management Systems, as pertaining to Higher Education Requirements. We are also proud to offer a Free Permaculture Design Course Introduction to help spread the word of Permaculture.
Why Take The Course
Beau, is one of the Leading Permaculture Educators working to spread Sustainable Education in the world today. Beau climbed the corporate ladder until he found Permaculture (his Passion) and decided to take his knowledge and put it to work by teaching others. Retiring as a Technical Services Manager, he takes an engineering approach to Permaculture and Natural Building. He works to show how we can break down, what may seems like, complex subjects to smaller parts and then use them to build our Permaculture Systems. He brings the Systems Based Thinking back to Permaculture and believes in teaching Permaculture “By the Book” as taught by the founder of Permaculture, Bill Mollison. Beau believes that everyone can be a Master Permaculutrist and he makes learning easy by explaining complex subjects in simple language. As Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Beau has made his Passion the learning of Permaculture and Sharing it with the world in a simple, but yet profound way.
Rak Tamachat Campus
The Rak Tamachat Education Institute was designed from scratch to be a Permaculture and Natural Building Education Center. A Permaculture Master Plan was commissioned to assure that the campus has all of the facilities and education areas necessary to provide a world class educational experience. The campus is located in an idealistic rural farming area three hours from Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. The location adds to the authenticity of the Institute in providing not only a showcase for international students, but also the local Thai farming community. The campus boast over 3,000 square meters under roof, which allows for amply space for all the activities a student needs to learn Hands on Permaculture. From the Communal Shala to the, Amazing Classroom and Tranquil Bungalows all aspects of the farm have been well design and constructed of natural materials. The campus is a showcase for the natural building techniques taught on the courses. The international standard of construction makes the Rak Tamachat Farm more of a “Permasort“, but that is what a great Permaculture Master Planning and 10 plus years of fun work can achieve!
Learning Management System (eCampus)
The S.A.I., Learning Management System (LMS) known as the eCampus allows for our students to have an immersive experience with a guided educational journey which is facilitated by our custom built platform. The platform affords the S.A.I. students with a world class portal to learn all about Sustainability.
Learning, because S.A.I. uses it to deliver education courses to our students.
Management, because it helps S.A.I. organize our courses (create them, change them, assign them to students, grade them, etc).
System, last but not least, is just a fancy word that translates to “software”. An LMS is a computer program.
Just like Word helps you write documents and Gmail helps you manage your emails, an LMS is a software program that helps S.A.I. create, manage and deliver eLearning courses.
Sign Up Now for your Free PDC Introduction
S.A.I. and Rak Tamachat, both believe the best way to spread the word of Permacultue is to allow people to learn more about the Power of Sustainability. We have worked hard to be able to give away a Free Permaculture Design Course Introduction. The Free iPDC is comprised of the first two Chapters of the Permaculture: A Designers Manual used in the Permaculture Design Certificate Course. We feel that by offering the Introduction to Permaculture and the Concepts and Themes used in Permaculture Design for free, we will be able to help spread the concept of Permaculture to a larger audience. If you like what Permaculture is all about and believe it can help the world, then you can look into taking a full PDC and getting your Permaculture Design Certification and becoming a Professional Permaculturist. We hope that you will find your passion and calling with Permaculture and make the steps to change your life to one of Sustainability and Peace with Nature.
Online Courses Coming Soon
This combined course consist of both the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and the Permaculture Practical Course (PPC). This gives the online student the hands on Experiential Learning Experience that is the cornerstone of the onsite Rak Tamachat PDC. The combined course brings the full Permaculture Course Experience to the online student, in the convince of your home!
The online Permaculture Practical Course PPC, is a Hands on Permaculture in Practice Series. You will experience the Permaculture Practicals in a first person experience. We will take you through each step of the Permaculture Process as we do it with real students on the Rak Campus. You will learn all the Practical Knowledge you will need to start on your budding journey as a Permaculturist!
The online Mushroom Cultivation Course (MCC) teaches how to grow mushrooms at a home scale or for commercial market. The course teaches each step in the Mushroom Cultivation Process in detail, but as always in an easy to follow format guided by Beau. The Complex World of Fungi comes to life, and will give you the skills to make healthy food for your family or the Farmers Market!
The online Natural Building Course (NBC) teaches you all about the Natural Building and showcases 5 Natural Building Techniques. You will learn each of the following Natural Building Disciplines: Traditional Adobe, Super Adobe Earth Bag, Compressed Earth Blocks, Adobe Plastering and Stucco Plastering. Learn to build the Natural and Sustainable Home of your Dreams!
To Learn More
Rak Tamachat is a Permaculture and Natural Building Education Institute, located in idyllic Thailand. Rak’s mission is to spread the Ideologies of Sustainable Living; by showing how to live a Simple Natural Lifestyle in touch with and respecting nature.
Rak Tamachat means “Love Natural” in the Thai Language. Rak Tamachat is a proving ground for the concept of Permaculture and Natural Building proving that anyone in any climate can turn their environment into an abundant and thriving beacon of hope.
The concept of Permaculture as a Design Science is proven by the amazing transformation of Rak Tamachat from a bankrupt / soil depleted mono-culture corn farm into a “Permadise” where the planting of over 16.000 Trees has transformed it into a true Permanent Agriculture, a Food Jungle!
The world only needs more places like Rak Tamahcat to show that we can make a difference. If you would like to see the future of Permanent Agricultural Systems and how to bring the world into a Permanent Culture, please take the opportunity to explore more about Rak Tamachat.