Organic Farm Team

Contribute to creating positive change in a local community venture

Rural Nepali families are relatively self-sufficient in growing crops and foodstuffs, with small surpluses providing some income when sold within the community or at local markets.

The Bhalamchaur community recently established a small but productive organic farm and market garden.  The farm’s success has seen the community expand the original garden into an organic farm of 6 hectares, including simple hot houses and irrigation systems, providing training, employment, and additional income.

The co-operative wants to learn and adopt organic farming techniques that enable sustainable and profitable production and to investigate possible new cash crops such as herb varieties, fruits, mushrooms, and seedlings.

Three young girls working on a tomato trellis

Sustainable Development Goals

Our Market Garden Team is committed to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with our partners and on our projects.

“I loved experiencing a culture that is strong-willed and determined, yet so easy-going and genuinely happy. The adversities faced by the local Nepali people is what keeps them going day in day out, and the generosity of Westerners is a gift well and truly deserved.”

Rebekka, 2016

CREATING POSITIVE COMMUNITY CHANGE

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Projects delivered, including conservation surveys, workshops, school resourcing and improvements
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Community Action teams have delivered projects across Nepal

UPCOMING EXPEDITION

2023 NEW YEAR

In 2023, we return to Nepal with a unique New Year Expedition.

Contribute to the development of this community’s organic farm and market garden.

This recently established training and locally operated business venture is seeking guidance and advice on organic farm and market garden practices and processes and new cash crop ideas and advice.

Organic Farm Team volunteers can choose the length of their expedition commitment: 15, 21 or 28 days. You also have the opportunity to spend time working on our Construction and Education projects.

3rd January 2023 – 17 January 2023

This expedition is of 15 days duration.

The team is limited to a maximum of 10 volunteers.

Multiple teams could operate on this project if applications exceed this number.

Our friendly Nepali staff will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to our Kathmandu base at the Hotel Thamel.

Once settled in, you can meet members of your team and Expedition staff and explore Kathmandu.

During our welcome and orientation sessions, you will be introduced to the Nepali language and culture and learn further details of your volunteer project. You will meet your team’s Nepali staff and Expedition partners in the evening at our Expedition Welcome dinner.

Practice your Nepali whilst picking up that last-minute item you may need in the streets of Thamel and experience the World Heritage sites of Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.

It’s the big day. After an early start, you will spend the day travelling to your project site and receive a special welcome from your Nepali community and project partners.

Your project is underway.

It’s time to say goodbye to the community and head back into the Kathmandu valley.

Back in Thamel, this is your chance for last-minute shopping and exploring Kathmandu. 

If you are keen on an Everest Sunrise flight, a visit to Monkey Temple or Durbar Square, want to learn how to make momos or dahl baht back home, or even the best massage before your flight, we can help point you in the right direction.

Say thank you and goodbye to all our Nepali staff, Expedition Leaders and fellow team members at our Farewell dinner on your last night in Nepal.

Our Nepali staff will arrange airport transport for your flight home.

*We take every care with planning our expeditions and projects.
However, this itinerary may change due to circumstances beyond our control.

EXPEDITION COSTS

Registration
$500^
Project Fee
$1,650*
AMT Fee
$350 per week
Total
$2,500

Registration $500^


Project Fee $1,650*


AMT Fee $350 per week


Total $2,500


^A non-refundable Registration fee is payable on submitting your application.

*Your Project fee includes the cost of project materials and a community donation. This amount is listed separately on your invoice as a donation towards the project and may be tax deductible. Aussie Action Abroad Ltd is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

WHERE DO MY FEES GO?

Fee breakdown – Construction participant, 2019-2020 Expedition

3rd January 2023 – 23 January 2023

This Expedition is of 21 days duration.

The team is limited to a maximum of 10 volunteers.

Multiple teams could operate on this project if applications exceed this number.

Our friendly Nepali staff will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to our Kathmandu base at the Hotel Thamel.

Once settled in, you can meet members of your team and Expedition staff and explore Kathmandu.

During our welcome and orientation sessions, you will be introduced to the Nepali language and culture and learn further details of your volunteer project. You will meet your team’s Nepali staff and Expedition partners in the evening at our Expedition Welcome dinner.

Practice your Nepali whilst picking up that last-minute item you may need in the streets of Thamel and experience the World Heritage sites of Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.

It’s the big day. After an early start, you will spend the day travelling to your project site and receive a special welcome from your Nepali community and project partners.

Your project commences.

A mini-trek is just the thing! A taster of trekking in Nepal, you could be walking part of a world-famous route or heading off the tourist path exploring remote villages and mountains.

It’s time to say goodbye to the community and head back into the Kathmandu valley.

Back in Thamel, this is your chance for last-minute shopping and exploring Kathmandu. 

If you are keen on an Everest Sunrise flight, a visit to Monkey Temple or Durbar Square, want to learn how to make momos or dahl baht back home, or even the best massage before your flight, we can help point you in the right direction.

 

Say thank you and goodbye to all our Nepali staff, Expedition Leaders and fellow team members at our Farewell dinner on your last night in Nepal.

Our Nepali staff will arrange airport transport for your flight home.

*We take every care with planning our expeditions and projects.
However, this itinerary may change due to circumstances beyond our control.

EXPEDITION COSTS

Registration
$500^
Project Fee
$2,010*
AMT Fee
$330 per week
Total
$3,500

Registration $500^


Project Fee $2,010*


AMT Fee $330 per week


Total $3,500


^A non-refundable Registration fee is payable on submitting your application.

*Your Project fee includes the cost of project materials and a community donation. This amount is listed separately on your invoice as a donation towards the project and may be tax deductible. Aussie Action Abroad Ltd is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

WHERE DO MY FEES GO?

Fee breakdown – Construction participant, 2019-2020 Expedition

3rd January 2023 – 30 January 2023

This expedition is of 28 days duration.

The team is limited to a maximum of 10 volunteers.

Multiple teams could operate on this project if applications exceed this number.

Our friendly Nepali staff will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to our Kathmandu base at the Hotel Thamel.

Once settled in, you can meet members of your team and Expedition staff and explore Kathmandu.

During our welcome and orientation sessions, you will be introduced to the Nepali language and culture and learn further details of your volunteer project. You will meet your team’s Nepali staff and Expedition partners in the evening at our Expedition Welcome dinner.

Practice your Nepali whilst picking up that last-minute item you may need in the streets of Thamel and experience the World Heritage sites of Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.

It’s the big day. After an early start, you will spend the day travelling to your project site and receive a special welcome from your Nepali community and project partners.

Your project commences.

A mini-trek is just the thing! A taster of trekking in Nepal, you could be walking part of a world-famous route or heading off the tourist path exploring remote villages and mountains.

Back in the community, you are in the final stages of your project.

Heading back into the Kathmandu valley, you will stay in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bhaktapur City.

Explore the fantastic city of Bhakaptur, its temples, crafts and artwork before trying the unique cuisine of the Newari people.

Heading back to Thamel, this is your chance for last-minute shopping and exploring Kathmandu. 

If you are keen on an Everest Sunrise flight, a visit to Monkey Temple or Durbar Square, want to learn how to make momos or dahl baht back home, or even the best massage before your flight, we can help point you in the right direction.

Say thank you and goodbye to all our Nepali staff, Expedition Leaders and fellow team members at our Farewell dinner on your last night in Nepal

Our Nepali staff will arrange airport transport for your flight home.

*We take every care with planning our expeditions and projects.
However, this itinerary may change due to circumstances beyond our control.

EXPEDITION COSTS

Registration
$500^
Project Fee
$2,300*
AMT Fee
$325 per week
Total
$4,100

Registration $500^


Project Fee $2,300*


AMT Fee $325 per week


Total $4,100


^A non-refundable Registration fee is payable on submitting your application.

*Your Project fee includes the cost of project materials and a community donation. This amount is listed separately on your invoice as a donation towards the project and may be tax deductible. Aussie Action Abroad Ltd is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

WHERE DO MY FEES GO?

Fee breakdown – Construction participant, 2019-2020 Expedition

PROJECT OPTIONS

CONSTRUCTION

Help us build the foundations of a new community centre

EDUCATION

Assist in improving the local primary school's learning environment and teaching resources