Volunteers will work on various types of activity related to agriculture such as 1) cultivating rice (Ex. rice planting, cutting grass in terraced rice fields (from May to Nov.)), 2) helping local farm (green tea(May and Oct.), rice and vegetable(from May to Nov.), etc.), 3) supporting Sansonjuku's event(Ex. promotion, preparation, supporting staffs, communicating with participants, clean up).
Accomodation and food
Egao no mori center (It was Kasahara-higashi elementary school until 2004). Volunteers cook for themselves.
Location and leisure
Southern part of the Fukuoka prefecture. The Yame city is 482.53 km2. There are so many tee trees and terraced paddy fields.
Project hosted by
This project has been organized with Sansonjuku, founded in 1994, maintaining forest and step rice paddies through the projects which involves people from the city and local. They started 80-days of international workcamp with NICE since 2008 to make the footpath and maintain the forest. But on July 2012, the hardest rain ever attacked around this area. After that it had serious damages by flood. Their aim is to activate the community and sustain the program with young people from the world to conserve this rich nature and revival this area!
*Other activities : Join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here).
*Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month).
(*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.)
*Term : If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start / end date among the following seminar dates.
[ 03-04 Aug. / 19-20 Sep. /13 Dec. ]
*Other requirement : Respect to the local culture and way of the local organization!
High motivation to work hard and interests in environment issues and local development.