Organic Farming volunteer programs

Developing an organic farming training center
Altanbulag, Tuv Province, Mongolia       7 projects of 2 wks from May to August

Volunteer project: Since 2000, volunteers from all over the world have been participating in our summer programs which were designed around building sustainable vegetable farming facilities. Over the years, we have learned that developing eco-friendly and sustainable farming facilities does require a lot of research on improving our farming methods, learning the best practices from local farmers on improving the crop quality. It also requires perseverance despite the setbacks which are imminent in the harsh Mongolian continental climate with long, frigid winters and short, warm summers.

We are hoping to transform our eco-friendly vegetable farming facility into a sustainable organic farming training center which teaches the low income families how to grow healthy greens on their own. Organic fruits and vegetables are sparse and expensive in Mongolia which makes them unaffordable for many low income families. We are planning to donate any crops from our facilities to families in need in addition to providing them with the knowledge of how to grow their own crops.

Volunteers in the first project (May 25-June 7) will be planting vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, radishes, etc. They may also work on making fences to protect the farm.
In the next projects, volunteers will be helping at the eco-farm, and their main tasks will be removing weeds in the field, working in the greenhouse, making water canals, making compost, etc.

Study theme: Eco-farming methods and know-how from other countries.

Special requirements: Participants are expected to like farming/physical work and be flexible and adaptable.

Language: English

Leisure time: Cultural exchange program, excursions, etc.

Accommodation: Summer house or Ger (traditional Mongolian tent). Sleeping bag is necessary.

Location: Buhug, Altanbulag, Tuv Province is located 45 km from Ulaanbaatar. The site is just unbelievably beautiful, typical Mongolian plain.

Terminal: Ulaanbaatar, Chinggis Khaan International airport or International train station of Ulaanbaatar

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 USD
Pick up and drop off service is available upon request from/to the airport or the train station in Ulaanbaatar. Transportation to and from the project site on the first and last day is also provided.
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
May 25 - June 7, 2024
June 14 - June 27, 2024
June 27 - July 10, 2024
July 10 - July 23, 2024
July 23 - August 5, 2024
August 5 - August 18, 2024
August 18 - August 31, 2024

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