Work here is very diverse, and WWOOFer activities includes but not limited to taking care of animals (chickens, ducks & sheep), seeding and harvesting seasonal vegetables, collecting eggs, driving tractor, weeding, wool processing, weaving with a wooden loom, making straw slippers, making bread with natural yeast, butchering chicken (only if you want), and the following seasonal activities…
Spring (March – May)
harvest Chinese cabbage, cabbages, daikon, Sheep shearing, etc.
Summer (June – August)
harvest watermelons, cucumbers, eggplants, edamame, tomatoes, ginger, potatoes, moroheiya, etc. and make Umeboshi (Japanese salted plums) and pickled new ginger, Rice planting, etc.
Fall (September – November)
harvest rice, cabbages, sweet potatoes, konjac, squashes, daikon, bok choy, carrots, etc.
Winter (December – February)
make miso, pickling, harvest spring onions, Compost making, Mochi-tsuki, etc.
Work is rather physical demanding here. We deal with soil, bugs, and poop, so if you’re afraid of getting dirty, this might not be the place for you. We work from sunrise to sunset. WWOOFers are expected to work for 6-7 hours per day, which might be longer at times due to the season and weather. However, with the variety of activities we offer, we are certain that time will go by faster than you think!
If you wish to try weaving with a loom, please let us know before you arrive. If you’re staying with us for over a month and want to go traveling, you are welcome to leave your luggage here and return after your travel break.
Apply to volunteer at Keiko’s Farm on WWOOF Japan WebSite