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Farm Work & Forestry- Aurogreen

Duration: 4 months

Daily Tasks

All work varies according to the season. Activities linked to agriculture: preparing nurseries, planting, weeding, harvesting, seed collecting, composting beds and trees and making new compost, processing fruits (solar dryer) Activities linked to dairy: cleaning sheds & animals, cutting fodder, mixing feed, feeding adult animals and calves, making cheese, distributing milk, helping with medical treatment of animals Activities linked to farm maintenance: repairing fences and bunds and internal roads Activities linked to forest plots: pruning, harvesting dead trees, planting new trees

Skills gained

A volunteer working at Aurogreen has the opportunity to participate in many facets of farm life according to his or her interest and capacities. He or she can learn many aspects of agricultural work, how to work in a small team, and how to handle to tools and implements involved in farming and afforestation. A volunteer takes responsibility to be punctual and regular in his or her work and is a dependable member of the work force.

Opportunity Description

 
Context of the Need

Aurogreen Farms is spread across 30 acres of forest land and 1.5 acres is used for cultivation. There is a need to conserve and protect forests. The land used for cultivation also opens a lot of untaped possibilities which need to be explored. 

Besides the farm Aurogreen is also a vibrant community of all ages including five Tamil Aurovilians, one German, one Dutch, two Americans and one north Indian guest. It has a community kitchen and other shared facilities and a new de-mountable volunteer guest accommodation.

For more information click on the link Aurogreen.

 Conditions

Small demountable mosquito-proof room with non-attached bathing and toilet facilities

Solar powered electricity (lights & small fan)

Nearby WiFi and point to charge devices

Possibility to share a kitchen with fridge and gas stove according to mutual agreements

Possibility to share laundry facilities.

Timing

 

Morning hours 5am -11am
Afternoon hours

Prerequisites

Good hands and willing to do any kind of work that is proposed including hard physical work in the field. Readiness to work with all kinds of people

Language skills

Software skills

No Software Specified

Number of volunteers needed: 2