Welcome to The Rak Tamachat

The Tree of Life and Permaculture Principle Symbols below are the Rak Tamachat representation of the classic Permaculture Design Principles laid out in the Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual and more recently updated by David Holmgren at:


We welcome you to review our take on the Principles, explore the Designer’s Manual and check out David’s.

Permaculture Principle 1 - Observe and Interact

Principle 1 - Observe and Interact

At Rak Tamachat we like to say that you can not learn anything from osmosis, you have to look, listen, learn and then most importantly DO!

Permaculture Principle 2 - Catch and Store Energy

Principle 2 - Catch and Store Energy

At Rak Tamachat we know that we need to be able to keep the fruits of our work for a long period of time. We use many varied ways of preservation for our products such as: Fermentation, Dehydration, Canning, etc……

Permaculture Principle 3 - Obtain a Yield

Principle 3 - Obtain a Yield

At Rak Tamachat we know that if we want to achieve our goals we will need to produce a quality yield. To obtain the yield you desire and support your Permaculture Lifestyle you need to carefully review your Permaculture Goals.

Permaculture Principles 4 - Listen and Learn

Principle 4 - Listen and Learn

At Rak Tamachat we know that if we want to learn to make the world a better place we will have to find and listen to the world leaders in Regenerative Design and then learn from them so we can do the work that is needed to make the change we want to see a reality.

Permaculture Principle 5 - Use Renewable Resources

Principle 5 - Use Renewable Resources

In Thailand the Thai knows the value of Renewable Resources and the Thai Buffalo spends long days in the sun, plowing fields and pulling charts. And in the past before fossil fuels many of the crops would not be possible without them.

Permaculture Principles 6 - Inputs to Outputs

Principle 6. Inputs to Outputs

At Rak Tamachat we follow the ZERI (Zero Emissions Research Initiatives) Sustainable Development Thought Processes. We know the five kingdoms of nature produce no waste and we strive to replicate nature in our systems.

Permaculture Principle 7 - Mimic Nature

Principles 7 - Mimic Nature

At Rak Tamahcat we know that Nature is our Teacher and that the best way to assure success is to Mimic Nature. When design and building our Permaculture Systems we always take time to reflect and make sure we are following Nature.

Permaculture Principle 8 - Integrate Not Segregate

Principle 8 - Integrate Not Segregate

At Rak Tamachat inclusion in our Community is what drives us. We work to always integrate not just people but all our systems. We practice integrative agriculture to assure that we produce no waste and the highest value yield.

Permaculture Principle 9 - K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple Studpid

Principle 9 - Keep It Simple Stupid

At Rak Tamachat we teach Design and it is not always easy to give constructive criticism of a students work. With the simple acronym of K.I.S.S. we are reminded that Permaculture and Nature need not be complicated, but rather simple.

Permaculture Principle 10 - Create Diversity

Principle 10 = Create Diversity

At Rak Tamachat we are sometimes called a Perma-dise mostly because of the diversity of fauna we have onsite. We are blessed with a good environment, but also realize it is our action to promote diversity that leads to our garden of edan.

Permaculture Principle 11 - Maximise Edge

Principle 11 - Maximize Edge

At Rak Tamachat we know the value of the edge. We have maximized the usage in our Permaculture Master Plan to help create one of the leading Permaculture Educations Centers today. We push the edge in all we do, and it shows.

Permaculture Principle 12 - Embrace Change

Principle 12 - Embrace Change

At Rak Tamachat we realize that change is all around us. We know that to succeed in making the world better we will have to take control of change and embrace it. We use the principles of Permaculture to allow us to control change.