Has anyone done the Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WOOF) scheme in Japan?(or any other similar volunteer schemes)?. If so, I would love to hear your recommendations?!
We did 2 weeks of volunteering on 2 WWoofs - you might find our blogs on them useful... Chopin in a Shed
and The Rules of Beechgrove Garden
. One was a family farm and one was a couple who had retired to the countryside with the aim of building an environmentally aware house and living as self sufficiently through the land as possible using permaculture techniques. Both were quite different experiences and we had a fantastic time - I would definitely recommend it.
One thing I would say to take into consideration is the time of year you are going to be there and what the climate is like in your chosen location(s) - the weather can be incredibly hot and humid in some areas at some times of the year which can make manual work even more demanding and exhausting than it already is. Just thought would mention it in case you hadn't thought of it already!
If you have any specific questions or queries you think we might be able to help with just give me a shout.
Actually, have just re-read the blogs - I think it's safe to say you won't find The Rules of Beechgrove Garden particularly useful - it's Robbie talking nonsense with no real relevance to Wwoofing but the Chopin in a Shed one might be of interest, it's a bit more factual!
Hi! Just to say thanks for suggesting your blogs I'll have a read through now :-)