MAKI 1 (NAGANO)
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
Other activities: cultural exchange parties with local people, hot spring, etc.
- Code : NICE-18-05231
- Dispo : 2M / 2F (Total Part 7)
- Langue du Projet : ENG /
- Age : 18 - 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.
Volunteers will do various types of nature conservation works such as 1) transplanting the seedlings 2) cutting glasses to improve ecological richness of the forest, 3) making seed beds, and so on. Work might be changed due to weather condition, we need to be flexible
Shared room in old elementary school. Sleeping bag is needed Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.
We will work in Ajigasawa town and Hiranai town in Aomori prefecture. Aomori is located on the northernmost tip of Honshu Island. Shirakami Mountains located in southwest and the Mutsu-bay nestles between the eastern Shimokita and western Tsugaru Peninsulas.
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