Experience harvesting peanuts, a newly cultivated specialty product for coastal forest restoration
To sustain the coastal forest restoration project, stable sources of income are required. Peanuts are expected to serve as a foothold for the organization’s self-support. In this program, you can try your hand at harvesting peanuts, which are expected to become a new specialty product of Watari.
The Watari Green Belt Project is undertaking the restoration of coastal forests lost to the tsunami. With the cooperation of peanut farmers in Chiba and other groups, we are working to cultivate peanuts in Watari. Production has gradually increased, and farming experiences are now available during the harvest season of September to October.
Dry peanuts come to mind for many people, but freshly harvested raw peanuts have a fine aroma and a somewhat different taste. Harvested peanuts can be taken home for an extra fee.
We recommend you take on this challenge with Experience Program 01, the Forest Creation work experience for coastal forest restoration. Outside of the September to October period, farming experiences for other crops may be possible. Please get in touch if interested.
Try your own hand at harvesting peanuts, which are normally seen only at supermarkets.
Many of the fields managed by the Watari Green Belt Project are borrowed from areas where farming is no longer feasible, due to reasons such as aging.
The development of snacks and sweets from peanuts harvested in Watari is also underway.
|Offered by||NPO Watari Green Belt Project|
|Description of plan||In the Watari Green Belt Project fields, you will experience the harvesting of peanuts, which are expected to become a foothold for the organization’s self-support. (Separate fee for taking peanuts home) Depending on the weather, the activity may be changed to another crop or may not be possible.|
|Requirements for participation||Age 6 or older|
|What to bring||Long-sleeved top and long trousers, towel, hat, take-home fee (from ¥1,000/kg)|
|Fee||3,000 yen (excluding tax) per person|
|Included in the fee||Work experience fee, equipment rental, drink for hydration|
|Take-home fee for peanuts||From ¥1,000/kg, separate from the above participation fee|
|Meeting place||Watari Green Belt Project Office (306-16 Yoshida Azahara, Watari)|
|Time required||Approximately 1 hour|
1、Introduction to activities
2、Peanut harvesting experience
|Reservations||Please inquire by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternately, apply through the form below. (The reservation will be complete when the reservation confirmation reply, by e-mail or telephone, has been received by the applicant.) Replies will be made on business days. Extra time is required for applications made on a holiday or nonbusiness day. Thank you for your understanding.|
Dates five business days or later from the date of reservation can be requested.
*Business days are days excluding holidays and nonworking days.
3 to 5 days in advance: 20%
2 days in advance: 50%
Same day: 100%
|Support for overseas guests||Support is available if accompanied by interpreters|
Official website http://www.watari-grb.org/
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Forest development work experience for coastal forest restoration
Before the disaster, Watari had approximately 120 hectares of Japanese black pine coastal forest. We hope to regenerate this abundant forest, which has long supported the lives and agriculture of local residents. In line with that wish, this program assists with tree management through the Watari Green Belt Project that engages in ongoing activities.