CN114-en(Chungcheongnam-do)

 In Chungcheongnam-do

General Information

✔️ Registered 2020

✔️ Host (Age / Gender) 40s / Male / 40s / Female

✔️ About us
We are a married couple, cultivating various seasonal vegetables and trees in about 2 acres of land in Nonsan. We run a small, family farm, and try to grow our own crops without borrowing the hands of others. Crops that are grown with no pesticide and chemical fertilizer are used to sustain our family, our farm restaurant, farmer’s market, and CSA. Since 2013, we have been participating as farmers in Marche Farmer’s market, and communicating with consumers since then. Also, we maintain 20 regular CSA members, composed mostly of chefs or those who love to cook. Our farm kitchen is a space for cooking and planning various events that connect people from many regions. We want to talk and share ideas about farming, cooking, and food culture.

✔️ Farming Experience Since 2013

✔️ Host Type
Small farm, Family Farm, Farm Restaurant, Farm Guest House, Farmer’s Market @ Marche, CSA

✔️ Main Crop Pear, plum, persimmon, seasonal vegetables

✔️ Farming Method
Crop-rotation, Mixed cropping, No-Pesticide, No-chemical fertilizer  

✔️ Organic Lifestyle
Rice water from restaurants is fermented and food waste is composted or used to feed chickens and dogs. At home, we collect urine to make it liquid fertilizer. We try to reduce consumption and buy only what we need. We try to use least number of disposable items as possible and even if we do, we try to recycle them.


About Host & Member

✔️ Family / Member Host’s son and his sister-in-law

✔️ Animal 1 dog (at farm)

✔️ English Conversational English

✔️ Other Language


WWOOFer’s Work

✔️ Works
– January: Farm cleanup, pruning fruit trees
– February: Fertilize the fruit trees, farm cleanup
– March: Raise seedlings, farm cleanup, sow potatoes
– April: Raise the seedlings, sow the seedlings, weed the field, send out CSA packages
– May: Cover the pear (fruits), sow the seedlings, weed the field, send out CSA packages
– June: Garlic, onion, harvest potato, weed the field, send out CSA packages
– July: Package delivery, weed the field, fall crop sowing
– August: Sow Gim-jang vegetables, weed the field, send out CSA packages
– September: Harvest pears, sow garlic, weed the field, send out CSA packages
– October: Sow onions, harvest grains and vegetables, send out CSA packages
– November: Gim-Jang (Kimchi making), Perilla dusting, harvest persimmon, send out CSA packages
– December: Prune the trees, farm cleanup

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

✔️ WWOOFing Season
Available all year around


Cultural Exchange

✔️ Knowledge / Skills WWOOFers can learn
Farming, Cooking, Knitting

✔️ Experiences WWOOFers can expect
Community networking, exploring nearby areas, walking, participating in markets, sharing experiences with farmers

✔️ Preferred WWOOFer
Woofers interested in living a rural life

✔️ Message for WWOOFers
Bright and positive minded WWOOFers who are willing to spend time with our child


Accommodation

✔️ Type
Separate room for WWOOFers, but share the common room    

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

✔️ Internet WiFi

✔️ Drink & Smoke Light Drinking / No Smoking  

✔️ Distance from house to farm Nearby


Meal

✔️ Sharing a Meal
We eat together 3 meals a day

✔️ Organic Ingredients
We use our own crops, food from sustainable farming, or local foods.

✔️ Vegetarian
We use our own crops, food from sustainable farming, or local foods.


Check Point

✔️ Preferred Length of Stay Min 2 weeks / 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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