We are working to develop a sustainable model of agro-tourism that includes on-site education about the sawah and the subak. Tourists will have the opportunity to stay in the farmers' family compound and may choose to participate in the activities of village life, including the spiritual ceremonies surrounding rice culture. These tourist activities will fall in step with Balinese culture and daily life, and will immerse the volunteer into an environment very different than their own. Furthermore, this will provide direct sources of income for farming families. We will be fostering Indonesian and Balinese youth to return to the land and reimagine farming with their ideas and technology.

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