This Course Is a Work in Progress

We Currently teak Permaponics on our PDC but are working to expand it to a stand alone course for commercial scale applications.

Permaponics Application Course (PAC)


Welcome to the Rak Tamachat

Permaponics Application Course (PAC)

The Rak Tamachat Education Team has worked hard to design our Permaponics Applications Course (PAC) to bring together all the

Key Disciplines

of Permaponincs under one “Amazing  Hands on Course“.


We are ready to teach you the skills to create an organic food production system which is adaptable to both small and large scale applications.

The wealth of knowledge that Rak Tamachat gives you will ENABLE you to start on a new path with Permaponics, and the rest of your HEALTHY LIVING AND LIFE!

What is Permaponics

Permaponics is based upon the principle of using “Living Soil as the growing medium”  (as opposed to synthetic materials)  in an automated and controlled manner with Integrated Nutrient Cycling.

The source of the water for the Permaponic systems is from a “Flow-through Automatic Watering System (FAWS)” which pumps water from a pond in a broad scale system and or a fish tank in an urban setting.

Permaponics creates a “Total Integrated Nutrient Cycling System (TINCS)”. This means that all of the nutrients needed to provide for a healthy Soil Food Web and Healthy Plants are designed for and integrated into a closed loop nutrient cycling system , which assures we are eating “Certified Organic Nutritionally Dense Food“.

Permaponics utilizes the “Soil Food Web” to assure that our food production system has all of the nutrients needed by not only the plants but for the humans that consume them as well.


Permaponics is based upon the belief that in order to assure that all the required nutrients are present in our foods we have to utilize the “Soil Food Web” to assure that the nutrients are bio available in an organic and water soluble manor.

Permaponics acknowledges that a hydroponic system could be built that would provide the required nutrients, but that the nutrients are made available in a synthetic manner and thus not organic, ie: they do not use “Living Soil“.

Also there may be trace / micro nutrients that the hydroponic system would not provide for.

Permaponics believe the only way to assure that the “Total Integrated Nutrient Cycle” is assured is to use “Living Soil” and the “Soil Food Web” to provide the nutrients to our plants in an organic manner.

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Training Modules

Systems Design

You will learn how to Design and Integrate a complete Turn Key Permaponics Mini System

Fully Automated Watering System

Controlling your systems water flow with Automation Controls

Total Integrated Nutrient Cycling System

Assuring your grow system provides all the essential nutrients to your plants

Automated Electrical Systems

Using simple electrical control components to automate your grow systems

Permaponics Mini Systems Build

The Rak Tamachat Permaponics Applications course is unique in the ability for our students to build their own “Turn Key” Permaponics fully “Active” Mini System.

The Mini System has all the components of the large scale commercial unit. The students will learn through hands on guided experiential education to build their own Permaponics system.

The Mini System will comprise of the following components:

  1.  Grow Beds (Soil wiking systems)
  2. Fish Reservoir
  3. Pumping Systems (FAWS)
  4. Nutrient Cycling Systems (TINCS)
  5. Automated Control Panel (Electrical Wiring)
  6.  Plant Selection, Grow-out, Harvesting


Meet Your Educator

Beau Wickboldt

Beau is the Founder of Rak Tamachat and the co-Inventor of Permaponics, he is passionate about growing and making the production of Healthy Nutritious Foods accessible to all.


The Permaponics Applications Course (PAC) offered by Rak Tamachat

has partnered with the

 to deliver our online education experience.


This allows the amazing opportunity for Rak Tamachat’s students the ability to learn all about Permaponics online in the comfort of their home, prior to attending their Hands on Experiential Learning course.

We believe that both the Natural World and the Technological World must Coexist and Collaborate, in order for us to rise, thrive and manifest a better and more balanced Life.

Guided by modern educational methodologies and supported by the Knowledge of Permaculture Pioneers and the most well recognized environmentalist bring us the future of open education.


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Permaponics Applications Course Syllabus

The four day Permaponics Course consists of four morning practical sessions of Hands on Experiential Learning (3hrs from 8:00 – 11:00am). The afternoons are lectures on the  theory and strategies of Permaponics (3hrs from 2:00 – 5:00pm). Each student will build their own fully operational “Active” Permaponics System.


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4


Transport to

Rak Tamachat

Welcome and Tour Mini System Build   FAWS / TINCS

In Action

Electrical Automation Panel Wiring Class Pictures and Certificate Award


1pm – 5pm

Walk through: 

Rak Tamachat Permaponics Sytems

How to:

Assembling a complete “Active” Permaponics Unit

How to:

Flow-through Automated Watering Systems

How to:

Wire your Electrical Automation Systems

Students Departure

10:00 am


Arrival at

Rak Tamachat

Recap and Systems Design Design Overview: FAWS / TINCS Soil Building and Plants Selection  Testing and Maintenance  
Dinner at

6:00 pm

Detailed review and explanations of Systems with Q&A Detailed review and explanations of Systems with Q&A Detailedreview and explanations of Systems with Q&A Detailed review and explanations of Systems with Q&A  

Permaponics Applications

Permaponics lends itself to a myriad of applications. The wide scope of it’s use to both grow “Nutritional Dense Food” and also provide for recreation (Natural Swimming Pools) and beauty (Aesthetic landscaping).

Permaponics allows a family to grow their own foods in the comfort of their homes be it in a urban or rural setting. The systems provides the ability to grow fish, vegetables and larger plants like bell peppers.

The secret of the success of Permaponics is based on its use of “Living Soil” and “Total Integrated Nutrient Cycling Systems (TINCS), as aposed to only using fish nutrient (Aquaponics) or synthetic N.P.K. fertilizer (Hydroponics).

This is the reason that the Permaponics can be “Certified Organic” we use Living Soils and create our nutrients with nutrient cycling systems, such as Vermiculture, Composting, Composting Teas, and Biochars.

Permaponic enthusiast believe that to have a Nutrient Dense Food the nutrient must be present in the growing media. We believe that the only way to assure the complete Nutrient Profile including the Macro and Micro Nutrients to to use the “Soil Food Web” and “Nutrient Cycling Systems” based on the “Five Kingdoms” of nature and how nature moves cycles nutrients.

If you only put N.P.K. in your systems, then you are only eating N.P.K.!


Active / Passive Grow Systems

Rak teaches both Passive and Active systems allowing for full control of your grow environments with ease

Aquariums / Fish Farming

Learn small and large scale fish raising, with automated environmental control techniques

Fountains & Water Features

Learn to design and build Beautiful Fountains and Water Features complete with fish and plants

Natural Pools

Learn to design and build all the control systems for the Natural Pool of your dreams

Check out the below list of Course Offering dates:

Please note: Rak Tamachat Courses fill up fast due to early booking and the 20 student limit per course!

How to sign-up for this amazing course and opportunity for life long learning! 

 ***  Sign up with a friend or partner and receive a complimentary 5% discount on your course ***

What you get for this All Inclusive Price:


  • Class sizes limited to 20 students (sign up soon as we fill up fast);
  • Rak Tamachat 30 hrs Permaponics Application Course certificate of completion included;
  • Bungalow accommodation included;
  • Three Communal meals per day, plus snacks, teas, coffees included;
  • Free Internet Access included;
  • The course cost includes first nights stay before the first course day and the last night after the last course day.

Registration and Deposit Process:

We ask for a 100 USD deposit to be made by Pal Pal, you can pay using other currencies and Paypal will convert the exchange rates

  1. Click on the Online Course Registration Button
  2. Select the date of your course.
  3. Click add to cart.
  4. Fill out the registration form.
  5. Complete the payment through the Paypal gateway.
  6. You will receive a confirmation email in your email inbox.
  7. Once your deposit payment is made you will receive from Rak Tamachat your Pre-course info pack with curriculum!!!

***** Please note that Rak Tamachat limits it’s participants to 20 students per course so securing your spot EARLY is recommend ****** 

Click the below link and we will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We are always here to help.


Terms and Conditions

Note 1: Space is limited for this unique course. Early registration is recommended. If you cancel two or more weeks before the course your deposit will be refunded, less 20% for the cost of the fees for Pay Pal. If you cancel less than the two weeks we will allow you to use the deposit for any future course less the 20% pay pal charges. Note 2: The outstanding cost of the course less the deposit made must be paid on the first day of the course. Anyone unable to pay for the course at the farm on the first day will not be able to take part in the course.  We accept payments for the balance of your course cost in cash (Thai Baht).  As a second method of payment, you can pay your balance with PayPal.  However, please note that if you choose to pay the balance by PayPal you will have an additional cost of 5% to cover the transaction fee, which is an additional cost applied by PayPal which Rak Tamachat has no control over.  We recommend that you come to the farm with cash (Thai Baht). The easiest way is to exchange money is at the Airport. Please note that the closest ATM to the farm is in Sikhiu, a 30 minute ride with a motorbike taxi. If you arrive at the farm without money (Thai Baht) and cannot make a PayPal transfer you will have to pay for the return ride to Sikhiu which is 300 Baht each way. Also note that some banks will not allow you to withdrawal large amounts on your ATM card. Honestly, save a little money and come to the farm with cash (Thai Baht) which you exchange at the airport.  It is truly the easiest way to pay.