GW111-en(Gangwon-do)-Take a break

 In Gangwon-do

General Information

✔️ Registered 2017

✔️ Host (Age / Gender) 50s / female

✔️ About us
Our farm grows seedlings and makes block of fermented beans in winter, picks mulberry leaves and grows silkworms in spring, harvests peppers and grows cabbage seedlings in summer, and makes kimchi and salted cabbage in autumn. In the midst of all that, there are occasional visits from kindergarten, elementary, and middle school students.

We dry mulberry leaves and process them into powder and make kimchi, tofu, and other Korean foods that will let you experience traditional Korean food culture.

✔️ Farming Experience
Since 1997 (9 years to educational farm, 3 years to process products, 3 years to attending farmers market)

✔️ Host Type
Silkworm, Kimchi, Tofu Education Farm, Product Processing

✔️ Main Crop
Mulberry tree, Silkworm, Chinese cabbage, Korean chili

✔️ Farming Method
We intercrop chili peppers with mulberry trees to grow silk worms. Our farm practices no-pesticide, no-chemical fertilizer, no-tillage and no-mulching.

✔️ Organic Lifestyle
We use food waste as fertilizers. We do not use disposable products.


About Host & Member

✔️ Family / Member
Host’s 2 daughters (only on their vacation)

✔️ Animal 3 dogs, 7 cats

✔️ English
Very basic conversational English, with the help of host’s children can communicate

✔️ Other Language


WWOOFer’s Work

✔️ Works
Late April: Planting peppers
Mid May: Cutting the buds of the peppers
June: Weeding in the green house
August: planting the cabbages and harvesting peppers
September: Picking the pepper stems
October: Harvesting cabbages
November: Washing the salted cabbages
December: Washing the fermented beans and making blocks of fermented beansi

SPRING: Sowing seedlings, holding the peppers with strings, cutting pepper stems, collecting mulberry, feeding silkworms, and making doenjang and gochujang
SUMMER: Cutting pepper buds, weeding the pepper field, growing cabbage seedlings, collecting and drying mulberry leaves, sowing cabbage seedlings, and making makjang
FALL: Harvesting and drying peppers, weeding the cabbage fields, collecting mulberry leaves, grinding beans, harvesting cabbage, and washing the salted cabbages
WINTER: Washing soybeans and making blocks of fermented soybeans

✔️ Working Hours AM 9:00 – 12:00

✔️ WWOOFing Season April~ November


Cultural Exchange

✔️ Knowledge / Skills WWOOFers can learn
Making fermented soy bean paste, Tofu, and Kim-chi, Roasting mulberry leaves

✔️ Experiences WWOOFers can expect
Harvesting mulberry leaves and fruits, chili peppers, sowing cabbages, making Kim-chi

✔️ Preferred WWOOFer
Woofer who likes children and can help the experience program, Woofer who can consistently help farming even thought it can be boring.

✔️ Message to WWOOFers
Farming may be hard and difficult in hot weather, but I’d appreciate you can help us.


Accommodation

✔️ Type 3 rooms but running guest house

✔️ 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 Indoor

✔️ Distance from house to farm Same place


Meal

✔️ Sharing a Meal
Breakfast self, Lunch & Dinner with host.

✔️ Organic Ingredients 50%

✔️ Vegetarian
Vegetarian & Vegan Possible when they cook by themselves.


Check Point

✔️ Preferred Length of Stay 2 weeks – 1 month

✔️ Capacity 4 people

✔️ Accept Short Stay(~3 days) Yes

✔️ WWOOFers with Children(under 15 yrs) Yes

✔️ Accept Minor(16~18 yrs) No


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