Volunteers engagement will include:
Build the garden beds
Plant vegetable seeds and mulch
Build trellises and teepees for beans and tomatoes
Plant a herb garden
Putting various plants in pot
Fencing the garden
Meals: Three meals will be provide each day at the accommodation including vegetarians. We will have kitchen volunteer responsible in meals preparations, however volunteers shall also be expected to help in meals preparation and dish washing.
Accommodation: At the communal house in the community. Rooms will be shared between 3-4 people, no bed but mattress on the floor (Comfortable enough). Water and electricity will be available. No washing machine available.
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays will be free for volunteers to do their personal activities including exploring what the region offer in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possibilities are:-
Exploring Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town etc. Enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani forest National Park, Blue safaris swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour among many other options.
Near Dar es Salaam possibilities could be; wildlife safari trips, Marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands) Eco and cultural tourism activities, Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (Beach, Museums, and Markets).
Kitchen organic gardening is a small-scale form of vegetable growing. A vegetable garden typically includes a compost heap, and several plots or divided areas of land, intended to grow one or two types of plant in each plot. It is has been common practice for many families to have home kitchen and vegetable gardens especially in urban areas that they use to produce food. However due to some factors including modernization among other factors the practice is disappearing.
This project is an initiative that wish to promote farming or gardening that relies on fertilizers of organic origin such as compost, manure, green manure, and bone meal and places emphasis on techniques such as crop rotation and companion planting. This project is aiming to improve skills for growing fresh and safe vegetables without use of any pesticide. To provide complete set of production technology including quality seedlings and potted plants and vegetables. This project is expected to be a demonstration site to promote kitchen/organic farming.
Potential volunteers are expected to be the ones who are:-
Interested in farming, nature and working outdoor
Open minded, flexible and eager to learn
Ability to work under less supervision
Departure date: The official end of the project will be on 26th July 2019 after farewell dinner. Official departure from the project accommodation facility is 27th July, 2019 before 09:00am. If you wish to stay longer you are advised reserve another accommodation early in advance.
Visas: Most citizens of different countries requires visa to enter Tanzania. Based on the previous experience we would like to advise you to apply for business visas. It is volunteers’ responsibility to make sure having right visas and travel documents. Business visas can be obtained at the Airport or any boarder entry when arriving Tanzania.
Invitation letter: Once volunteer is accepted, he/she will be issued an official invitation letter (IL) to join the project. This is very important document to support your visas process.