Help at a permaculture farm in Johor, Malaysia

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Malaysia

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    19/05/2019

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are reviving the 70 acre farm from a conventional agriculture to a sustainable organic farm using the methods of permaculture, syntropic farming and market gardening systems.

    We aim to turn the farm into a sustainable and profitable local business that would support our volunteers, community and internship programs by establishing a demonstration and educational site.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our team are experienced in permaculture being direct students of Permaculture Research Institute Australia trainers namely Geoff Lawton, Salah Hammad and also received training in Syntropic Agroforestry under Namaste Messerschmidt (student of Ernst Gotsch).

    Interns and Volunteers would be able to learn and help to establish the following systems:-

    1. Composting & Vermicomposting systems
    2. Natural Farming (EM technology, Bio-fertilizer)
    3. Market Garden systems
    4. Small Animal systems
    5. Black Soldier Fly Bio-waste systems
    6. Syntropic agroforestry
    7. Arboriculture (tree surgeon)
    8. Eco building (long house)

    We are open for volunteers starting on the 22nd of December 2018.

  • Help

    Help

    As we are transitioning the farm from conventional to a more sustainable model, volunteers are expected to learn and help us establish permaculture, syntropic farming and market gardening systems. Most of the work would involve farming, animal husbandry, some basic construction and woodworking to develop the systems.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have shipping containers that have been fabricated as a living space with shared bathroom, office and store.

    There's also a kitchen and volunteers are expected to cook for themselves.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have several lakes and ponds on the property that is suitable for swimming and the farm has a very nice view of the Gunung Panti (531m mountain).

    Other thatn that we are also located nearby several attractions around Johor. We are also close to an international airport and local bus terminal. Below are the list of nearby attractions:-

    1) Kota Tinggi town & bus station (10mins)
    2) Senai International Airport (40km)
    3) Desaru Beach, famous for its pristine beach (55km)
    4) Gunung Panti, hiking & camping of the 531m Mountain (18km)
    5) Kota Tinggi waterfalls (15km)
    6) Johor Bharu city & Singapore (50km)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 641594955853