CB109-en(Chungcheongbuk-do)

 In Chungcheongbuk-do

General Information

✔️ Registered 2020

✔️ Host (Age / Gender) 50s / Female

✔️ About us
Our ‘Snail Farm’ is the farm where friends have come together in 2012 farming slowly like a snail. We would like to practice sustainable farming with warm hearts as we care for our family and friends.
We are bee keepers and blueberry growers at the same time, along with some other vegetables such as perilla, garlic, pepper and grains. We believe that farmers save the nature and life as they create a harmonious rural life with the neighbors.
We participate in Seoul Youth Center as volunteers and share our philosophy during the youth field trip program twice a year. We hope our philosophy can be shared with WWOOFers.

✔️ Farming Experience Since 2012

✔️ Host Type Sustainable blueberry farm and bee farm

✔️ Main Crop
Beekeeping, Blueberries, Perilla, Fern, Garden Vegetables

✔️ Farming Method
We would like to keep our farm as natural as possible. Our farm practices no- pesticides, no- herbicides, no- chemical fertilizers, and no- tillage to save the soil and the lives underneath through farming. 

✔️ Organic Lifestyle
We try to avoid using disposables as much as possible. Food waste and agricultural by-products are used as compost. We also have ecological toilet to promote circular farming.


About Host & Member

✔️ Family / Member
Host’s mother, Host’s younger siblings

✔️ Animal
2 dogs (Chun-doong, Bun-gae) / 1 cat (Kong)

✔️ English
Conversational English

✔️ Other Language


WWOOFer’s Work

✔️ Works
– January: Overturning the manure, collecting fallen leaves and blueberry mulch, blueberry pruning
– February: Overturning the manure, collecting fallen leaves, blueberry pruning
– March: Blueberry and fruit tree pruning, beekeeping assistance, overturning the manure and applying the manure 
– April: Sowing various vegetable seeds, preparing fields, assisting beekeeping, bracken and herb cuttings
– May: Sowing peppers and other seedlings, cutting bracken, catching bugs on blueberries
– June: Harvesting beans and blueberry, Planting Perilla, Weeding a field, Assisting beekeeping
– July: Harvesting blueberry, weeding a field 
– August: Weeding a field, autumn harvesting, planting (cabbage, radish, etc.)
– September: Weeding a field , crop harvesting, manure making
– October: Harvesting autumn crops, plowing and weeding a field 
– November: Harvesting crops and seeds, arranging fields (removal of wands), composting, gimjang (kimchi-making for the winter)
– December: Arranging the field, repairing watering equipment, preparing blueberries for winter, preparing for beekeeping winter

✔️ Working Hours
we expect 5 hours a day, but it is flexible.

✔️ WWOOFing Season
March~December


Cultural Exchange

✔️ Knowledge / Skills WWOOFers can learn
Basic knowledge and technology of beekeeping, blueberry pruning, fermenting and jam making, manure and compost making, life yoga, etc.

✔️ Experiences WWOOFers can expect
Walking along Sobaeksan mountain trail, talking about environment and body, yoga and meditation, touring the traditional market, drinking a cupt of tea

✔️ Preferred WWOOFer
Woofers who have interests in the following: natural farming, rural life and agriculture, nature and animals, and the progress of society

✔️ Message for WWOOFers
We want to practice a sustainable way of living. Let’s be grateful and share our lives.


Accommodation

✔️ Type
There is a guest room where the host’s mother lives.

✔️ Room Sharing
You might share a room with a woofer of the same gender, but you will be notified in advance.

✔️ Internet Wireless internet(WiFi)

✔️ Drink & Smoke Light drinking / No smoking Indoor

✔️ Distance from house to farm
The farm is close to the host’s house.


Meal

✔️ Sharing a Meal
The farm is close to the host’s house.

✔️ Organic Ingredients 70%  

✔️ Vegetarian Vegan, vegetarian available  


Check Point

✔️ Preferred Length of Stay Min 1 week / Max 1 month

✔️ Capacity 5 people

✔️Accept Short Stay(~3 days) No

✔️ WWOOFers with Children(under 15 yrs) No

✔️ Accept Minor(16~18yrs) Yes

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