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We are an organic and biodynamic farm-based education center, By sharing the lifestyle of the countryside, it enables city dwellers, especially children, be nourished and healed in the beauty of nature. It teaches people agriculture and rural ecology, so that they can better understand the source of their food and nutrition. It shows people how to make arts and crafts out of native natural materials so that they can experience the beauty of nature, and can begin to treasure the environment and all of its resources. They get a sense of what life in the countryside is like by learning about the local culture here. They can learn some environmentally friendly "green" practices to take back home with them. They can also get closer to people and the nature around. With the help of all these experiences, people get nourished and healed.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Our house is in a traditional Hakka village, so helpers will have the opportunity to learn more about traditions, cooking, history of the place, handcraft and the games with children. Helpers will have also the chance to discover more about organic gardening, sustainability, forestry, nature... all this in a beautiful countryside with clean air. You will have an amazing experience by immersing youself in the nature and the culture here. If you are studying mandarin or you want to learn some basic words/dialogues, you can also learn and practice here.
The general help will be mostly about taking care of the organic garden and helping with some general work inside and outside of the house. Sometimes we will have some workshop about handcraft, chinese traditional cooking, outdoor education for families, artistic work, music... So It will be during that time that the helper will give most of his contribution but with a very flexible and relaxed schedule. We are happy if you can share with us your skills, stories, life and joy.
The center is located in Tai Kang Farm, Zhoutian Village, Huiyang District, Huizhou City, Guangdong Province.
It is about one hour from Shenzhen and Hong kong, two hour from Guangzhou by car.
You can fly to Huizhou airport from Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Beijing, Haerbin, Xian, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Haikou.
Or fly to Shenzhen airport.
From Huizhou or Shenzhen airport, you can take a bus/coach to Huiyang (Danshui) 惠阳（淡水） bus terminal. The journey is about 1 hour.
By high speed train to Huizhou South train station惠州南站
By normal train to Huizhou train station and then from the station take a bus/coach to Huiyang (Danshui) 惠阳（淡水） bus terminal.
By bus/coach from Guangzhou, Shenzhen or other places in Guangdong province , you can take a bus/coach to Huiyang (Danshui) 惠阳（淡水） bus terminal.
Dormitories with about 2 bunker beds/room. Depending of the season, you will either have to share the room with other people or have it to yourself.
During time off, helpers can go exploring the surrundings by bike, hiking to the mountain/hills, visiting a close waterfall, swimming in the natural lake, sightseeing in the village (there is a museum about a famous Chinese general)...
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week