Wanakaset Sri Lanka and Wanakaset Pyrenees Orientales were inspired by the Wanakaset movement, philosophy and practices developed by late Pooyai Viboon Khemchalerm of Sanam Chaikhet, Chachoengsao, Thailand.
Our founders and members come from all walks of life. We are educators, academics, employees of small companies, school leavers, senior executives of very large multinationals, followers of the Permaculture movement, students or school kids having fun and working relentlessly whenever possible to turn this dream into reality. We also cannot deny that some of us are having fun competing to bring together the largest collection of fruit trees on the planet. A renown botanist described our collection of fruit trees as “remarkable”. We are aiming for a “Perennial Crop Based Agroforestry System” with a strong focus on fruit trees, edible leaves trees, medicinal trees, wood and canopy trees. Some use the terminology “Perma-Forest”, which probably describes us best. We believe in diversity and inclusiveness, be it as humans working together, competing against each other or as a forest with living organisms doing pretty much the same as humans. Extraordinary diversity brings its share of extraordinary challenges but those who have the patience and tolerance for diversity are rewarded with extraordinary wealth.