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We would love for you to come and volunteer your enthusiasm, passion for nature, and green fingers! No prior experience is necessary, just a smile and a good attitude; we’ll teach you all the rest.

All accommodation and delicious (spicy!) meals will be provided in return for your work here. Feel free to make use of the kitchen yourself (cups of tea, your own cooking).

At our Eco-Farm, the daily timetable looks something like this:
  • 6:30 morning meeting and cup of tea
  • 7:00 morning work begins
  • 9:00 – 9:30 breakfast
  • 11:00 breaktime until 16:00
  • 13:00 lunch
  • 16:00 afternoon work begins
  • 17:30 tea-break
  • 19:00 dinner

We are very open to new ideas, so feel free to share project proposals and initiate your own projects during your time here. 
Here’s an idea of the type of work you will be doing in a typical day:
  • Weeding
  • Spreading compost over the plants
  • Creating new compost
  • Mixing compost
  • Clearing and preparing land for new gardens
  • Planting seeds and plants
  • Watering
  • Picking fruit and vegetables
  • Help milking the cows (6:30 start)
Volunteers get 1 day off a week, however, if you volunteer long-term, you'll have 6 days off a month. You can decide which days you have off, but you must inform the team leader a few days beforehand. 
On Saturdays, our 'PLANET ORGANIC' fruits and vegetables are taken to Kandy market to be sold. You are more that welcome to get involved in this process. We pick and pack the produce on Friday, then head to the market early Saturday morning.



How to apply

  • Please contact the farm, and submit your application form, 1 week in advance of your arrival
  • We would be happy if you paid the following membership fees before your arrival at the community and send us a copy of the payment receipt. Single membership is $35.00 (USD) and membership for two people traveling together is $ 50.00 (USD). If you are facing money transition problems you can also pay the fees cash when you come to the community.

Internships

Full time, 2 months or more. The program will run twice a year with ten new people being selected for each new program. Please pay for it after came to our community. For more than two weeks single membership is $120.00 (USD). Membership for two people travelling together is $ 150.00 (USD) 

Dry (Yala) season 1st quarter
  • From March 10th to July 10th
  • Focus crops are peanut, Kawpi, Sesame seed, barley, vegetable and rice varieties, and cashew nuts. The Eco community seeks arrival of the Participants before 25th of March.
Rainy (Maha) season 2nd quarter
  • From August 20th to December 10th. The main crop is rice, vegetables will be planted later on.
  • Eco community seeks arrival of the participants before August 30th.
  • Applications and personal information should be submitted to the Eco community via email at least one month before the program start date
  • Applicants can select to participate in IPM, organic farming, permaculture, biodynamic farming, zero-budget natural farming, agro-forestry, animal husbandry and changing crops.
  • The Eco community will provide food and accommodation for the participants. They can take 7 days of vacation for the season. Participants should record their work to share with the community and to develop their own knowledge.



Wwoofing (and workaway)

WWOOF Sri Lanka (wwooflk) is part of the World-Wide Organization of Organic Farmers (WWOOF). The main host farm in Sri Lanka is our farm. If you wish to WWOOF in Sri Lanka you should first come to our Eco-community. From here we can arrange for you to visit other organic farms around Sri Lanka. Email us at ecocommunitylk@gmail.com for further information.

We see a revival and restoration of the rural peasant economy which dominates Asian societies as the only feasible solution to present day social problems. We hope that by inviting WWOOFers to come to work with small scale organic farmers in Sri Lanka we can share experiences and knowledge and learn from each other to help build a strong community which engages in and promotes alternative lifestyles and methods of agriculture.

Please apply with the same process outlined above



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