As organic farms strictly avoid pesticides and chemicals to control weeds and fertilize, there is a lot more labour involved. For this reason, volunteers are crucial to our work. Here are some ways you can get involved with Midori Farm.
Curious about organic farming but have never stepped on a farm before ? Have kids that you want to spend some time walking among the plants with? Come up to the farm for a tour and to leisurely enjoy the nature and interact with our veggies! Tours normally run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays but must be booked in advance.
We have full time volunteers staying at our farm through the farming season (March-December) who do the majority of the work at the farm. Occasionally we have large tasks which require more volunteers. If you’re interested in supporting us through volunteer work please contact us for more information. Please be ready to work! If you are interested in a more leisurely day, doing a farm tour might be a better option for you.
We like to hold events at the farm and in Kyoto city that promote sustainability and give people the opportunity to interact and have fun with other like-minded people. Anybody, including families, are welcome to participate in our events. Our past events have included events such as farm days, campouts, cooking workshops, and speaker and music nights. If you’re interested in collaborating in a future event please let us know
Midori Farm is also an organization with aspects beyond farming. Even if you live in Kyoto city and can’t come to the farm much, you may be able to help us in other ways.
Individuals traveling may volunteer with us in exchange for accommodation and food. We organize this mainly through Service Volontaire International and Workaway. We prefer volunteers to contact us through one of these organizations, and we kindly request you at least read one of these profiles before contacting us for international volunteering positions.
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Do you have some skills or ideas that you think you can contribute ? If you are interested in doing something with us that we haven’t discussed here, please contact us!