Located in Yuanli, Miaoli, Sunsuivi commenced preparations for the Organic Rice Farm (now SunsuiRice Farm) in 2004 to promote organic rice cultivation.
Started in 2006, the farm is currently managed by the Miaoli County Organic Rice Farm Development Association. The farm is responsible for promoting environmental education, so it is hoped that the classroom floating on the rice wave will show everyone how to be friendly to the land, respect all lives, and care about farmers’ livelihoods. Everyone is invited to unleash their creativity and support the “Eating Taiwanese Rice and Cherishing Taiwan’s Environment” by taking action.
Organic Rice Farm was officially renamed as SunsuiRice Farm in 2020.
SunsuiRice Farm is located adjacent to Sunsuivi. With a design concept inspired by the concept of a classroom floating on a rice wave, the simple fair-faced concrete architecture features experiential paddy fields, exhibition space, multipurpose classrooms, and the Sunsui store, offering the public a chance to get in touch with organic cultivation, the organic way of life, and general teaching experiences.
There is a 1,164m2-organic experiential field adopting the integrated rice-duck farming system, allowing visitors to learn about organic cultivation. It is also a vital venue for food and cultural education experience activities such as rice seedling transplantation and harvesting. The small patch of vegetable field allows people to learn about the purpose of planting organic vegetables. Furthermore, the Organic Rice Farm has a rice milling and production area featuring modern organic rice milling facilities for the citizens to gain insight into how rice crops are transformed into rice. The outdoor Earth Deity temple square lets the visitors appreciate the relationship between farmers and the land.
Sunsui seeds act as a ray of hope for us to convey Sunsuivi’s philosophy of “Friendly Land and Healthy Life” to the masses through a variety of activities. In doing so, the seeds will germinate and fulfill our corporate social responsibilities.
Unlike conventional cultural halls or museums, SunsuiRice Farm adopts the environmental learning center business model; besides exhibitions and guided tours, the aim is to let the visitors understand the importance of organic cultivation and consumption through diverse experiences, therefore SunsuiRice Farm has designed 8 routine experiences based on themes such as organic life, rice industry, as well as a fruits and vegetables experience that are all available through group reservation.
Furthermore, SunsuiRice Farm invites everyone to experience harvesting and rice seedling transplantation in the various seasons and in accordance with the growth of rice, so that they can become modern farmers for one day by experiencing the satisfaction of hard work, sweat, and reward.
Sunsui Seeds consists of benevolent Sunsuivi employees who have silently contributed to major charitable organizations including blood drives and liver disease prevention and treatment associations in order to encourage citizens living in remote townships. Sunsui Seeds also hosts environmental education and food and farming related special events throughout the country.
Sunsui seeds act as a ray of hope for us to convey Sunsuivi’s philosophy of “Friendly Land and Healthy Life” to the masses through a variety of activities. In doing so, the seeds will germinate and allow us to fulfill our corporate social responsibilities.