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11 years

Chubu

Nagano

Aoki (a small beautiful village between Mastumoto and Ueda)

青木村(松本と上田の中間、小さな美しい山村です)

  • Vegetable Farm
  • Rice Farm
  • Grain Farm
  • Farm Foods Processing Place
  • A Sweets Producer

  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Natural Farming
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Herb Growing
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • Food and Farming Education
  • Selling Natural Food
  • Food Care
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Hot Spring
  • General Japanese Family

100% organic

No

We have an organic attitude of sorts, but we do not go out of our way to be organic or alternative, rather, we do what suits us at the time

食事はできる限りオーガニック、電気・水道・燃料などの節約、ごみはなるべく出さない、パーマカルチャーを学び続けている

Eat organic food (as much as possible), Save electricity, water and fuel, Reduce trash, Keep learning Permculture

  • We usually eat vegetables and rice but we have meat and fish if we are given it
  • We put great effort into how to cook and what to eat
  • We cook mainly Japanese meals
  • Our own grown vegetables generally
  • We always cook homemade meals
  • We never eat pre-made foods from supermarkets and department stores
  • We never buy obento (lunch boxes) at convenience stores and supermarkets
  • We never eat fast food such as McDonald’s and KFC, etc.

When we have a party or an event, we might drink with WWOOFers but these occasions are not so often

No, nobody smokes

  • Rural area
  • In the mountains
  • Very quiet
  • On a small street

Our home and our workplace are situated at different places and the atmosphere stated pertains to our home

Within 5 ha

  • Large House
  • Two Story House
  • Log House

2 to 13

28 to 35

2 to 13

-10 to 0

Yes

  • Chickens for Eggs
  • Goats

No

  • Almost All Year Round
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

  • 8 to 10 Days
  • A Few Weeks
  • 3 to 4 Weeks
  • The first 1 to 3 days will be a trial period. If we feel that the WWOOFer is not suited to our place, the activities we do and the people we are, then we ask them to leave

Up to Three

20 to 50

  • 2 friend WWOOFers of the same gender
  • 2 friend WWOOFers of different gender
  • A group of friends WWOOFing together
  • A couple who are WWOOFing together
  • A wife and husband couple
  • Siblings WWOOFing together

It is not possible

  • Any gender
  • Under 20
  • In their 20s
  • In their 30s
  • In their 40s
  • In their 50s
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers with absolutely no farming experience are welcome
  • WWOOFers who are interested in farming
  • WWOOFers who like nature
  • WWOOFers who like doing house chores, for example cooking, cleaning and washing
  • WWOOFers who can clean rooms
  • WWOOFers who can look after children
  • Active WWOOFers
  • Honest WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who can be cooperative
  • WWOOFers who can get up early in the morning
  • WWOOFers who do not dislike insects
  • WWOOFers who are interested in this culture
  • Healthy WWOOFers

  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Sifting soil
  • Planting rice plants
  • Reaping rice
  • Threshing
  • Thinning out seedlings
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Shipping goods
  • Packing
  • Supporting deliveries
  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Looking after children
  • Meeting / engaging with guests & customers
  • Helping attending to customers in a shop
  • Washing
  • Shoveling snow
  • Pruning trees
  • Processing food
  • Helping at events

We are trying to give WWOOFers 6 hours a day, however, it may increase or decrease depending on the activities we are doing

  • In a room in the house where the Host family live
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • Using a bed
  • One big room for several WWOOFers

  • Usually with the Host

We can cook for even Vegans

No

  • No

Yes

It depends on the activities we are doing at our place at the time, however, we usually have time to communicate with WWOOFers

  • Yes, to a certain degree

  • Japanese
  • English

こんにちは!長野東部は青木村の自然栽培農家、㈱よしともです。青木村は美しい山々に囲まれた小さな村です。私たちはケールとヤーコンを中心に、大豆、にんにく、ミニトマト、ブルーベリー、米、ビーツや蕎麦などを育てています。WWOOF受け入れ期間は3月中旬から12月中旬です。滞在期間は8日から1か月間です。苗づくりは3月中旬に始まります。草の勢いよく伸びる6月~9月は農作業の繁忙期であり、WWOOFは大歓迎!その他野菜洗い、ヘルシーな加工食品の製造、各種イベントのお手伝いなどもしていただきます。

滞在先となる私たちの自宅は「青木の森」と呼ばれる別荘地にあります。標高は800m、自然豊かな美しい場所です。食事は基本的にヴィーガンです。休日には温泉に行ったり、古い寺社仏閣を訪ねたり、トレッキングもできます。みなさんにお会いできることを楽しみにしています!

Hello! It’s Yoshitomo Co., Ltd., a farming company of Natural Cultivation in Aoki, Eastern Nagano. Aoki is a small village in surrounded by beautiful mountains. We mainly grow kale and yacon while beetroot, buckwheat, rice, blueberries, tomatoes, garlic and soy beans are cultivated. You can join us between the middle of March and the middle of December. The duration of your stay is from 8 days up to 4 weeks. We start seeding in the middle of March. June to September is the busiest due to weeding, so you’re always welcome! There’re some other works, for example, washing vegetables, making our healthy food products, holding organic farming events.

We live in an area of holiday houses, called Forest of Aoki, that is 800 high and surrounded by great nature in the mountains. Foods are vegan basically. You can go trekking, visit old shrines and temples, enjoy onsen on your days off. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
WE ARE ACCEPTING WWOOFers
こんにちは!長野東部は青木村の自然栽培農家、㈱よしともです。青木村は美しい山々に囲まれた小さな村です。私たちはケールとヤーコンを中心に、小麦、大豆、にんにく、ミニトマト、ブルーベリー、米、などを自然栽培で育てています。WWOOF受け入れ期間は3月中旬から12月下旬です。滞在期間は8日から1か月間です。苗づくりは3月中旬に始まります。草の勢いよく伸びる6月~9月は農作業の繁忙期であり、WWOOFは大歓迎!その他野菜洗い、ヘルシーな加工食品の製造、各種イベントのお手伝いなどもしていただきます。

滞在先となる私たちの自宅は「青木の森」と呼ばれる別荘地にあります。標高は800m、自然豊かな美しい場所です。食事は基本的にヴィーガンです。休日には温泉に行ったり、古い寺社仏閣を訪ねたり、トレッキングもできます。みなさんにお会いできることを楽しみにしています。
Hello! It’s Yoshitomo Co., Ltd., a farming company of Natural Cultivation in Aoki, Eastern Nagano. Aoki is a small village in surrounded by beautiful mountains. We mainly grow kale and yacon while rice, blueberries, tomatoes, garlic, soy beans and wheat are cultivated. You can join us between the middle of March and the middle of December. The duration of your stay is from 8 days up to 4 weeks. We start seeding in the middle of March. June to September is the busiest due to weeding, so you’re always welcome! There’re some other works, for example, washing vegetables, making our healthy food products, holding organic farming events.

We live in an area of holiday houses, called Forest of Aoki, that is 800 high and surrounded by great nature in the mountains. Foods are vegan basically. You can go trekking, visit old shrines and temples, enjoy onsen on your days off. We’re looking forward to seeing you!