Description: "This will be the very first workcamp organized by ""Hyakusho ikki no kai"" which manages farmer's markets in this region. ""Yamanto no Sato"" was rennovated into a community center from an old wooden elementary school located between this region and Kagawa prefecture. The Yamanto people live everyday with their experiences and knowledge by communicating with and utilizing nature. They pick buckwheat by hand since they cannot use machines on the steep slope farming fields. However, the village's working population is declining due to an aging community."
Type of Work: "Support picking buckwheat in the fields by hand. Also, the volunteers will be pulling weeds on the roads and in the fields in the village."
Study Theme: "Picking buckwheat and making buckwheat noodles Preserving village life in a depopulating area."
Accommodation: A community center and lodging facility "Yamanto no Sato". Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary.
Language: English, Japanese is also welcomed!
Requirements: Motivation and energy!
Approximate Location: "Yamanto no Sato" is in Mima city, Tokushima prefecture.
Notes: other activities: Interactive party at "Yamanto no Sato"