The farm can welcome interns and volunteers
In the small town of Da Lat, Vietnam, we met Organik Da Lat. This small farm of less than 5 hectares was created 15 years ago by a french doctor. Today, it employs 16 people, divided into two teams : the harvest team who collects the vegetables and the facility team who washes, cuts and wraps them to be sold. Thanks to them, each week, 500 to 800 kg of vegetables like carrots, brocolis, zucchinis, lettuces, … are sold !
Today, Organik Da Lat is trying to prevent the costs from increasing by:
- Having a small team who accomplishes the hand work
- Limiting the surface of the farm to 3 to 4 hectares to be able to control the plants and pests
- Sustaining a natural barrier surrounding the farm to protect the crops from the neighbours’ chemicals.