Ecological farm&education base and a children's museum being in the process of building(Chengdu plain, China)

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  • Description

    Description

    Now we are in the progress of building up a children's exploring museum nearby the farm. It will be like an intergration of exploratorium of San Francisco and boston children's museum, the first countryside museum of China. Quite a lot of creative volunteers come to us and did amazing works helping us to design exhibits and spaces in the big architecture of 5000 squre meters. What's amazing about the museum is that it will be built on an scapped old brick factory with wasted machines and brick kiln left there.

    Our farm and the new museum project is located less than an hour drive from Chengdu city (about 40 km), near the edge of the western Sichuan highlands. On a clear day, you can see the snow-capped mountains to the west. The farm is near the famous and culturally rich Anren ancient town.

    Our farm has organic vegetable fields, rice fields, fruit trees, animal houses, fish pond, wood tinkering workshop, , photographer workshop, kids' playgroud, restaurant, well as a greenhouse with an aquaponics system inside.

    Every weekends, the farm welcomes kids and families. We design programs for them, and we have facilities such as Do It Yourself kitchen, a cafe with a bakery area, a dyeing studio and a makespace for electronics and aquaponics.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Jardinería
    Construcción
    Niñera / cuidado de niños
    Mantenimiento / bricolage
    Cocinar / compras
    Ayuda en una granja
    Otra
    Ayuda en proyecto ecológico
    Ayuda en casa
    Ayuda con animales
    Turismo
    Ayuda con idiomas
    Projecto artístico
    Ayuda informática / Internet
    Enseñar

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    they will communicate with local people and learn local culture, tradition, custom, character, cooking method and food production, which are versatile and interesting, and also get understanding how the culture and life style are formed and the reason in the back.

  • Help

    Help

    Based on your interests and the situation at the time you come, we will make an appropriate plan for your help. Tasks you can participate in on the farm includes aquaponics, gardening (planting, weeding, composting, harvesting, plowing), assisting with programs for kids and families (baking, traditional cooking, woodworking, tinkering...), ecological build, English teaching, electronic and information project...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Chinese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have private double rooms for volunteers to stay in the farm.
    We provide spring water for drinking, and meals made by the cooker.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers visit local scenery sights with their time off, such as neighbor ancient towns. For longer term volunteers, we can take you on some excursions such as hiking in the mountains.
    The farm is located at Longxing (隆兴) town of ChongZhou of Chengdu. When you arrive at the Airport, you can take Air shuttle Bus to downtown of Chengdu. Then You can take subway to to Cha Dian Zi station (茶店子).
    The bus station of Cha Dian Zi (茶店子客运站) is located in the same place of subway station of Cha Dian Zi (茶店子).
    So you take bus from the "Cha Dian Zi" (茶店子) to Anren Longxing (安仁隆兴) and get off the bus at Longxing (隆兴).
    Our farm is not far away from Longxing, maybe 15 minutes walk.
    You can go to the farm by foot or take a small vehicle to get to the farm, or call us and we will go to Longxing station to catch you.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5h/day max 25 hours a week





































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