Mandarin farm (Japan)

Let's enjoy rural life with tasty mandarins!!!

Background: Organized together with Kikuya Community Group (KCG), formed by the local young people to think of the future of their small village, since 2008. Ikata is famous for oranges farming, but has been facing depopulation, lack of workers and aging society since most of young people leave the town. So, the number of abandoned orange farms is increasing and the town is losing its tradition, life, custom and scenery. KCG strongly hopes to host vols. to work together to animate the town and revive the farms.

Work: We will help orange farming such as harvesting, taking care of trees, cutting grass etc.. We will separate into 5-6 groups to help different farms. Work is physically hard from early morning to evening. We will also visit school to organize class for international interact.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in old traditional house. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.

Study theme: Volunteers will get knowledge of agriculture, especially about mandarins.

Other activities: Onsen (hot spring), exchange party

Location: In the edge of Sata Peninsula, surrounded by the sea, so fishing is also famous. There are only 30 houses in this community. The climate is relatively warm though it can be cold in winter.

Travel: Kansai international airport(KIX, Osaka) is the biggest international airport close to the meeting point in Ehime. From Osaka to Ehime, 7 hours by midnight bus. You need to arrive at KIX by 18:00 on 25th and can leave KIX after 15:00 on 16th. There is a local airport in Matsuyama too.

Language: English (Japanese is welcomed since local people speak only in Japanese.)

Eelmisel aastal käinud vabatahtlike seiklustest loe siit:

See projekt ei olnud päris sinu jaoks? Veel projekte leiad andmebaasist:

Soovid teada rohkem korralduslikust poolest ja kandideerimisest? Vaata siia:

23.02.2018 - 13.03.2018
18 - 99
Projekti kood:
NICE-18- 02232
95€ osalustasu ja 25€ ühekordne liikmemaks. Majutus ja toitlustus on kaetud, transpordi eest tuleb ise tasuda.