Member for
4 years
Kikuchi city
User ID
  • Apiary
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Nature School
  • Other


"Zero School" is based on alternative education. We have four school in Kumamoto, and 50 over childrens attend there.They ages is 6 to 16.

"Zero School Kikuchi" is one of them , that school registered with WWOOF.
We are reclaiming land for organic farming and for raising goats and chickens.

We have fruit trees such as blueberries, loquats, yuzu, plums, and persimmons. All of these are grown without of pesticides or herbicides. We are also beekeeping rare Japanese honeybees.
We are creating a community that produces organic clothing, food and house.
  • Knowledge of General Farming
  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Natural Farming
  • Permaculture
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Kaki (Persimmon) Orchard
  • Berry Orchard
  • Herb Growing
  • Keeping Free-Range Chickens
  • Producing Honey
  • Rocket Stove
  • Opportunities to Study Japanese
  • An Educational Environment
  • Environmental Education
  • Hand-Made Goods
  • Hand-Made Soaps and Creams
  • Making Jam
  • Brewing Beer
  • Making Wooden Things
  • Playing Music with Local People
  • Computers
  • Making Websites
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Fishing
Not applicable
Not Applicable
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
We practice sustainable permaculture
  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We always cook homemade meals
We do not drink much. If WWOOFers want to drink, they can bring their own drink but it has to be a little amount and of course it must not interfere with WWOOFing
Yes, at designated location
  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Near the mountains
  • Near a river
  • Very quiet
  • On a small street
Our home and our workplace are situated at the same place or very close to each other and so the atmosphere stated pertains to both our home and our workplace
Within 660 square meters
  • Large House
  • One Story House
  • Chickens for Eggs
  • Other
We are beekeeping of rare Japanese honey bee
  • Almost All Year Round
  • A Few Weeks
  • Both Short Period and Long Period Welcome
Up to Three
5 to 20
  • 2 friend WWOOFers of the same gender
  • 2 friend WWOOFers of different gender
  • A group of friends WWOOFing together
Depends on the situation
  • We prefer male WWOOFers, if possible
  • Under 20
  • In their 20s
  • In their 30s
  • We prefer WWOOFers who can speak Japanese
  • We prefer non Japanese WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who can cook meals by themselves at the Host
  • WWOOFers who can look after children
  • WWOOFers who like animals
  • General farming
  • General animal care
  • Cleaning
  • General housework
  • Helping children study
  • Helping farm / environmental experience courses
  • Teaching
Usually 6 hours or less a day
  • In a room in an office / a shop
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • One room for two WWOOFers
  • One big room for several WWOOFers
  • Normally WWOOFers cook breakfast and dinner for themselves using ingredients we give them. We have lunch together
Depends on the situation
Yes, at a designated location
  • Yes, after volunteering time
At least one of our Host members has much time to communicate with WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese now but they have to have a will to learn Japanese
  • Japanese
  • English
We are an alternative school. We are creating a place, that everybody absorbed thing one likes and use abilities to the fullest.

Unique and cute children (6 to 18 years old), and some adults gather and enjoy what they are good at, and operate here by circulating their energy. (Organic farming, beekeeping, herb gardening, healing, cooking, woodworking, web design, etc.)
We think that the woofers will have various experiences in the relationship with everyone gathered here. Basically,we would like them to stay school, help with organic farming, do small chores, and become good friends with our children and others.
Also, those who are interested in alternative schools and those who actually want to create them are very welcome.
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