We are organic farmers. Kim, Malaysian Chinese and Michael from the UK. We have been farming for almost 10 years. Our farm is located amongst Malay villages (kampung), with the sound of their goats and cattle often to be heard. We raise poultry (mainly chickens and ducks, with a few geese and other birds). We have around thirty types of fruit, including local favourites such as jack fruit, bananas, star fruit, papaya, guava, rambutan, limes, passion fruit and mulberries. Our durian are much sought after when in season! When time permits, we grow greens, including cabbages, cauliflowers, various beans, melons and gourds, herbs and salad, as well as ginger and turmeric.
We seek help with the routine work so we are able to start new projects and carry out maintenance. The farm is difficult to reach without a car or motorbike. There is a bus to the ferry terminal to Georgetown, but this takes a couple of hours. We are open to discuss arrangements with volunteers, but would prefer them to be at the farm most days. We envisage the most two volunteers at any one time. We provide communal sleeping and showering facilities (separate to our own). We provide basic cooking facilities and food. Because of the need to become familiar with the farm, we ask volunteers to stay at least 21 days. We would welcome those wishing to stay longer.
Do feel free to be in touch to discuss arrangements for your stay, or anything else!
K & M
You will learn all types of gardening activities, from how to handle seeds to harvesting. You are allowed to use the organic vegetable you planted for your cooking. Occasionally, Kim will show you how these vegetables are being prepared n cooked in Asian kitchen. For those that are interested in manly activities, you can learn from Michael n our handy man how to work with metal, wood and cement.
We would like the volunteer to help with routine farming work and general upkeep of the farm for those who have the skills. We would be interested in volunteers with experience of maintenance work.
Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
We provide communal sleeping arrangements with a clean common shower and a separate cooking facility for volunteers.
From the farm, there is a public bus ( Rapid bus 709 ) going to and from Butterworth ferry terminal. Take a ferry to Georgetown, a UNESCO site. Near our farm, there is the Cherok Tokun Hill, St Anne's Church as well as walks, a forest reserve and other areas to explore. Volunteers can explore locally by bicycle.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Due to the nature of the work, volunteers is expected to put in max 6 hrs a day and 2 days off per week.
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