At Grow Dynamix we are not only interested in our own local food security systems, but we also want to promote global food security. We do this the same way as we do it here in Tasmania, by encouraging food security through local individuals, schools and community groups. We encourage individuals and members of these groups to grow their own food and save their own seeds. We do this because we know how volatile food systems can be and being food secure into the future is important!
We are proud to work with committed and hardworking people such as Dakota and Karenna and their great team in Northern Thailand who also want to achieve local food security. Dakota and Karenna have been working in partnership with us including at a village on the Thailand / Burmese border to help educate the local villagers and school children on the importance of growing their own food and being food secure. In the past this village has relied heavily on food brought in by charitable aid groups, but we want to encourage the use of local resources namely local villages, people, great fertile land and a river that flows all year round. This village has all of the components needed to grow large amounts of healthy, organic foods.
Our aim is to help with infrastructure such as installing tanks for water holding capacity and continuing to build upon the garden infrastructure that was recently established as part of our project. And just as importantly to teach the local children various organic food growing and seed saving techniques that instil in them the skills, knowledge and willingness to continue to grow food in the future.
Dakota and Karenna and their team have also built a women’s shelter in Northern Thailand to help house mothers and their children that have, or are, suffering from domestic family violence, abandonment or homelessness. The garden at this shelter offers a practical place for mothers and children to work in so that they have a chance to grow food and at the same time be renewed physically and mentally in a safe haven.
We thank Dakota, Karenna and all the team in Northern Thailand for their all hard work and practical love and care for people in distress and need. We at Grow Dynamix are proud to partner with them in their vital work.