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All Year: July-October
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 5
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 60083
Country: Taiwan

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Last Updated: January 16, 2018

Our farm in the province of Yilan has been farming and producing tea for generations. Since childhood we have lived and worked together with nature, and within our village self-sufficiency is the normal way of life. My parents are experienced and much esteemed farmers, and their tea making techniques are very revered. At 400m altitude, far away from any factories, our 5 acre farm uses a long history of organic methods to primarily produce green tea, as well as tea tree, pineapple and rice. We learn and cooperate with nature, and insist on keeping our land as eco-friendly as possible. We also hope to exchange experiences with those who have great interest and love for farming. We hope you can feel at home here at our farm working together with us. We welcome you to join and exchange your cultures with us.
We are looking for people that help to harvest tea tree seeds ,our bitter tea seeds are little type,so it takes lots of time to harvest.We are organic farm on the hill so we use hand to cut the weeds .It take days of work to finish. We grow our own veg so we need
garden maintenance, and help us with general farming work.And harvest on mid September season need help with harvest
Languages spoken
Chinese, English(a bit of )
On our tea tree farm we have 4 bedroom available. We are all vegan and put together delicious vegan dishes using our self-grown rice, vegetables and fruit, as well as enjoy drinking our freshly brewed teas.(except for typhoon)
What else ...
Yilan is surrounded by high mountains over 3000m and facing the Pacific Ocean. Yilan is a place with spectacular scenery, plentiful fresh water and friendly, warm people. It rains a lot but also offers very spectacular foggy scenery. Helpers can visit many places in their free time, visit with us, including Cueifong Lake,National Center for Traditional Arts and Dongshan River Water Park, Luodong Night MarketCilan Forest Recreation Area ,Jiaosi Hot Spring and Suao Cold Spring which is exists in two spots in the world.
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
I've been practising taichi for three years as well as taichi-fan. I have been devoted to spiritual life meditation for over 30 years.I can share experience in that area. I run a organic shop for 15years.I can share how to run a shop and many knowledge about keep your body healthy.
Volunteering hours expected
Maximum 5 hours a day.

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