Following the wild success of our 2015 farming volunteer program, Young Pioneer Tours will be returning again to aid the farmers with a day’s work in the fields. We’ve created this program specifically to give you an exclusive insight and experience as we not only work hard, but also play hard, eating and drinking with the local farmers and their families and friends after the day is done.
Chilgol farm is located in the far outskirts of Pyongyang. This farm is operated by over a hundred different Korean families capable of growing cabbage, rice, strawberries, plums, tobacco, sesame seeds, potatoes, corn, cucumbers and chillies.
To partake in this program you must be prepared to get down and dirty with the farmers as we combine teamwork to complete the daily tasks of transplanting rice by hand and other odd jobs around the field. It’s not exactly backbreaking labour, so anyone can join in!
A YPT western guide will accompany you to not only help you with the dirty farm work but also to show you the must-see sights of Pyongyang to give you a better understanding of the country. This trip is a complete non-profit program. All proceeds YPT makes from this program will be used to purchase goods and valuable gasoline tickets which will help the farmers to run tractors and generators- items that often go unused on the farm due to the shortage of fuel in the country throughout the year. You can read more about our volunteer program here.
This farming volunteer program is an incredible and unique opportunity for you to not only build relationships with farmers and their families, but also to learn a thing or two about traditional organic farming, a skill that the DPR Koreans are renowned for.