- Accommodation and food: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Transportation: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Activities: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Hosting organisation support: 6000 Japanese Yen
Description: This project is actively working for SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGs 15 (Life on Land), organized together with a local organization named National Daily-tea and Tea seeds Support Network (NDTSN) since 2018. Kasuga area in Ibigawa town is one of the rare place of producing the Japanese tea in a traditional way of farming without any use of pesticides. On the other hand, the area has been facing serious aging and depopulation problems so that the number of retired farmers has been increasing rapidly. NDTSN has been trying to revive the abandoned cultivated lands and making wholesome oil produced from tea seeds as a new local specialty. NDTSN also has been trying to organize some projects for the interaction between urban and rural areas for activating the community.Outcome of this workcamp: In 2018, 7 vols. from 4 countries made great impact to the local activities. It was stopped in 2019 due to the local circumstances, but revived again this year
Type of Work: Volunteers will mainly support for elderly local farmers to work on their tea farm such as cutting and collecting grasses. The schedule of work will be changed due to weather condition, so you need to be flexible
Study Theme: Volunteers will get knowledge of history and culture of Japanese tea.
*Outcome of this workcamp: In 2018, 7 vols. from 4 countries made great impact to the local activities. It was stopped in 2019 due to the local circumstances, but revived again this year!
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in shared room at a old house. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary.
Requirements: - 6,000 JPY (about 50 EUR) of NICE Volunteers fee needs to be paid in advance either by Paypal or through your sending NGO if they collect it in addition to their own inscription fee. This is used for the project preparation/ coordination such as the transportation of the camp leaders while the meals and the accommodation are provided by the local host by free.- Interest in organic tea farming and high motivation for working outside.
Approximate Location: Kasuga area of Ibigawa town in Gifu prefecture. Its surrounded by beautiful mountains. The beautiful scenery of tea farms in highland there is called little Machu-Pichu in Gifu .
Notes: Other activities: Volunteers will join the local traditional summer festival!
Terminal: The nearest international airport is in Nagoya (Chubu Centrair International Airport). From Nagoya to the meeting point (Ibi sta.), it takes 2 hours by train. You need to arrive at the airport in Nagoya by 9:00AM on the first day and can leave there after 18:00 on the last day. From Tokyo to the meeting point, it takes 4.5 hours by bullet train.