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NICE-20-V0526A JAPÓN Maki, Nagano, Japan AGRI,MANU 26/05/2020 30/05/2020

Maki VS3(Nagano) | NICE-20-V0526A | 2020-05-26 - 2020-05-30 | AGRI,MANU | Age: 16 - 99

This workcamp has been organized together with Maki Farm of Kyodo Gakusha (KG) since 2000. KG is a NPO running 5 organic farming communities in Japan where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, those who want to learn farming, etc. in order to change our society from competitive to cooperative. Maki Farm has 5-10 members and is located in a very isolated area (not accessible for cars and we have to walk 4 km in the mountains), so once it became an abandon village in 1970s. By the local needs and circumstances, the length of the workcamps have been changed this year from 12 days for one time to 5 days for 6 times.

Work: We will help their organic farming (weeding in rice and vegetable fields, planting vegetables, taking care of goats and chicken) and also carry the things from the town, renovate the trails, help their house work, etc. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and hard.

Accomodation and food: Building for volunteers in the farm. Very beautiful cultural heritage! Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary.

Location: Maki, Nagano, Japan

Location and Leisure: Very isolated, but beautiful place near “Japanese Northern Alps”. About 900 meters asl. There is something remained here that most of Japanese areas have lost in modernization. Leisure: Visit to the elementary school, football and baseball (optional), exchange party, etc.

Train/Bus station: The nearest international airport is in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the meeting point, It takes 4 hours by express train or 6-8 hours by bus and train. You need to arrive at Narita/Haneda airport by 04:00 a.m. on First days and can leave there after 24:00 on last days.

Requirements: Good Japanese language is not necessary, but still welcomed. You need to be physically strong and flexible to respect the way of the local host. Motivation letter is needed!

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 0