About the project:
We are an Indonesian not-for-profit foundation with the dual goals of conserving Bali’s spectacular agricultural landscape and providing new economic opportunities for farming families.
Once a self-sufficient island, Bali is now being consumed by tourism, with new developments risking not only severe environmental hazards but the loss of the island’s unique culture, which is tied to the land. Farmers, forced decades ago to grow a chemically-treated white rice mono crop, are no longer making sufficient income, and are under heavy pressure to sell off their ancestral lands to developers.
The farm, located in a village outside Ubud, aims to offer a third option by identifying profitable alternative crops and testing sustainable farming practices to be used in areas at high risk of over development.
What you’ll be doing:
Our volunteers live near the farm in a small, tight-knit Balinese village, where several families are offering home-stays. Volunteers are needed to work on the farm for around 20 hours per week, and have the rest of their time to themselves to explore the island.
Just bring your enthusiasm!