Kuromatsunai 1 (Hokkaido)
Description: This workcamp has been organized together with Buna-no-mori Shizen Gakko (nature school with beech forests) since 2003 (2015 for this work). BSG was started in 1998 to promote ecological education for kids and run various kinds of kids programs. They have started to create an organic, community farm where various kinds of people can gather and heal their bodies and mind. They are planting berries and vegetables and creating biotope along a stream in 20ha of the land and need a lot of voluntary power to develop!
Type of Work: We will mainly help to develop the farm and the biotope by cutting bamboo and other glasses, digging the soils, etc.). We will also help to maintain the nature school (e.g., cutting glasses, prepare the camp site) as well as to help the exchange programs such as “Open School” program where families and adults will enjoy the nature or the local events.
Study Theme: Future plan of the community farm. Bring some info.!
Accommodation: Dormitory building of the school (Quite comfortable!). Sleeping bag is not necessary. Lunch will be cooked by volunteers by turns while Breakfast and dinner will be mainly cooked by the host, but the vols. still need to help it.
Language: English (Japanese is also welcomed!)
Requirements: High motivation to work for the community farm. Similar types of experience and Japanese speaking skill are welcome!
Approximate Location: South west of Hokkaido island. Full of beautiful nature with national reserve of beech forests, a river and wetland. Main industry is cattle farming.
Notes: Other activities: Exchange parties, excursion, etc.
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