Volunteers will 1) join the farm work (weeding and harvest in the vegetable, corn and Japanese noodle fields) and other community work especially cooking, 2) do some work with the supervision of the specialists (last year, it was maintenance of pasture) and possibly 3) help to prepare/ run the harvest festival.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
The community (female and male are separated). Meals will be cooked by volunteers together with the community people by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Shintoku town is an agricultural country side with big scale of nature and farms, at the foot of "Mt. Milk" and located in the center of Hokkaido island, near Obihiro and 120 km east of Sapporo. -20 degree in winter and 20 in summer.
Leisure: School visit, joining a summer festival (tugs of war), exchange and birthday parties, lecture and discussion with the community leader who has very big visions, etc.
Study theme: Similar types of communities in each country and networking (Social farms)
Interest and motivation to work and live in this type of community. Respect to their life.
They also recruit LMTVs.