Learn about organic farming in a small organic farm in the countryside, Gyeongju, Korea

  • South Korea
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  • Last activity: 28/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello Workawayers, we run a small scale organic farm in the countryside of southern part in Korea. After having to live as a busy city-dweller, we began farming in the countryside, aspiring for a happier life. We practice Korean traditional organic farming, which is high-mix low-volume production. Also, We deal and communicate directly with the consumers. We started organic farming in 2005.

    Organic farming is a very valuable thing to protect the environment. But farming is quite tough physically. You have to touch the soil, shovel, and do hard physical work. Volunteer work would not be easy.

    However, We're also always making balance between work, play, and relax time. the joy of working in such a beautiful scenery and clean air is worth everything. During winter we often travel abroad like you, so we'd love to share stories as a travelers as well


    The help depends on which season you come...(below)

    SPRING: Add compost to the field, weeding, seeding, harvesting wild vegetables,
    making tea, planting potatoes, Chinese cabbage, harvesting broccoli, etc.

    SUMMER: Growing, harvesting, and packing tomato, potato, cabbage, garlic, lettuce, broccoli, herb, etc.

    FALL: Making kimchi, Growing, harvesting, and packing peanut, sweet potato, corn, soy bean, cauliflower, egg plant, herbs, etc.

    We want to meet not only those who are interested in Korea, but also volunteers who are interested in nature, organic farming and eco friendly living.

    We don't accept smoker and digital nomad.


    Please message us with some information about your plan.

    For examples:
    1. Days you want to stay, such as 15/10/2023~15/11/2023.

    Tell us your plan, we prefer you to confirm your dates first. Then we shall discuss the overall schedule during your stay.

    - Minimum of staying : 1 month ~ Maximum of staying : 5 weeks

    2. Why do you want to come? and What may you want to learn about us?

    - When we accept you. We will send you a detail information about how to get to our home, our phone numbers, address in English and Korean. And, If you need assistance or more information please revert.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We work with a social Buddhist group(interested in environmental issues). If you are interested in Buddhism, we can meditate together.

  • Help

    Help

    1.How do we get to stay,
    Usually, you will stay our small guest room. We have two single rooms and one double room.

    2.And what about food?
    Having a meal with our family members / Using bunch of Organic food we produce / Share your traditional food with us. We are not vegetarians. But during farming season, we usually only eat organic vegetables directly from our farm.
    It can be difficult for you if you want to eat meat.

    3.What about the help you required?
    Basically we have a variety kinds of organic crops. We hope you can learn about nature doing farming together. There are different works for each different crops, also from seeding to harvest. We hope you enjoy our organic farming!

  • Languages spoken

    Korean: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    My farm and house are located remote countryside. People who like the conveniences of the city can be uncomfortable. However, it will be good chance for anyone who wants to experience rural life in Korea.

    *️️️️Non-smoking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are interesting sightseeing places like..
    ex) Gyeongju, Busan, Ulsan, Bulguksa Temple, Namsan Mountain, many temples, old tombs of kings, Bike Road, Riverside, local market....

    On your day off, you can travel to Gyeongju, Busan, or Ulsan by bus or train.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 773658566362

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