Local Alchemy is focused on creating natural ways that individuals can increase their physical and mental health. The traditions of herbalism, ayurveda and, of course, alchemy form the knowledge base for experimentation. The do-it-yourself aspect of the projects means that these techniques can be practiced by motivated people in a completely decentralized way. The more healthy people in the world, the better off we all are.

This work has also involved growing and wild-gathering ingredient plants here in Kampot, Cambodia. A seed bank is maintained and local bartering is welcome. Information on local sourcing of natural materials is happily shared with those genuinely interested.