Happy organic farming
Ho Chi Minh - Viêt Nam - Chantier court terme
- Chantier International
- 21-01-2019 - 28-01-2019
- 9 volontaires
- 18-99 ans
- 230 EUR de frais de participation
The aim of the program is to provide Friendly environment for Volunteer and having the chance for cultural exchange with local people while learning about techniques to operate a professional organic farm. Organic farming is a cultivation system based on the natural biological cycle of the ecosystem, biodiversity that suit climatic conditions and local soil, combined with traditional farming science and technology; without the usage of synthetic chemicals (such as plant protection products, growth regulators, chemical fertilizers …) in order to create products that are suitable to the benefit of people and the environment, protecting the well-being of man, land and ecosystems. In order to bring healthy product to customer, the core members of this project has been working strenuously to reach their dream. After 4 years of effort doing research, investment, and standardizing the process of growing vegetables organically, the current vegetable garden is now nearly 5000 m2, in out-skirt district of HCMC, has become reach a stable output of over 10 kinds of leaf vegetables and some kind of fruits. The farm’s products are grown in natural harmony by re-balancing the ecological environment for cultivation of crops. Pest control by using natural traditional methods (which are empirically proven in the scientific assessment to be effective) and in particular, absolute compliance to the :6 NOs: NO pesticides & herbicides
Volunteers For Peace Vietnam (VPV) is a non-profit, voluntary organization founded in 2005 with the aim to promote voluntary service as a mean of cultural and educational exchange among people, for peace and friendship, and as an approach to address social problems.
In this farm, the worker use a high standard technology based on software to ensure about the quality and capacity of the products. The routine tasks on this farm: 1. Check plants regularly to find ecosystem pattern of the land 2. Field sanitation and plants healthy 3. Planning the seasonal crops 4. Use many species for intercropping, crop rotation as needed 5. Create environment for development of beneficial insects (predators) 6. Crops trap, pheromones trap 7. Measures for expelling insects (done synchronously and before the pests lay eggs) 8. Shielding vegetables in rows, or a greenhouse, membrane 9. Use resistant varieties 10. Apply insecticides of biological origin Beside the main activities about farming, The owners of this farm also operate Education activities for children: On weekends, instead of going to the places of entertainment, parents can also add a fresh, educational attraction for children at Happy vegi’s organic garden. The children will have fun activities in the garden, learning about beneficial insects and harmful ones, how farmersplant and care for vegetables … With kindergartens, the children’s visit is a way to help them aquire more knowledge outside of books, helping them to understand the value of the product and the labor of the farmer. In addition, children will learn through experiencing work of farmer themselves by taking care of a potted organic plant through the instruction given by us. Volunteers will be responsible for completing tasks assigned by the manager of the farm. The general tasks would be: - seeding the new vegetable on the farm - spraying the farm with special kind of water - weeding the un-useful weed. - plan the soil to expand the farm, creating new vegetable beds
Logement & Nourriture
VPV’ Dormitory in Sai Gon. Shared rooms. Sleeping on bunk-bed with mattress. Showers and toilets are available. WIFI free at volunteer house. Breakfast and dinner will be prepared by volunteers. Lunch is provided at the project.
Emplacement & Temps libre
Ho Chi Minh city (or Sai Gon- Southern part of Vietnam).
Volunteers must be 18 years old minimum. Volunteers must show eagerness, the ability to maintain motivation and reliability. Related to this, volunteers need to show assiduous attitude and initiative when working on the farm. Most importantly, volunteers need to be friendly and patient, making the good relationship with the local workers. interest and motivation working on agriculture & environment filed
Terminal: Tan Son Nhat airport (SGN), 20 minutes by taxi/bus to volunteer house