The Chaipattana Foundation is among the many royal development projects in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province where the locals are taught methods of sustainable agriculture and cultivation of medicinal plants that helps them earn a living in the rainy season. My team was welcomed by the members with an elaborate lunch prepared with ingredients straight from the 10 acre of farm surrounding us.
Today we are at the Chaipattana Foundation, an NGO run as a royal project to help the local community create employment opportunities during the rainy season. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is the executive chairperson of the foundation. Under this royal project, the people of the region are given basic training to grow medicinal plants and herbs at this farmland that spreads across 10 acres.Several plots of land are used by the farmers as demonstration farming to educate farmers about the sustainable methods of farming. The volunteers greeted our team with some fantastic preparations for lunch with ingredients straight from these farms.