For those who would like to observe or learn at Akame Natural Farming School

 At Akame Natural Farming School, we gather on a monthly basis to learn the natural farming practiced by Mr. Yoshikazu Kawaguchi throughout a year, and each student put it into practice at the farm.

 

 Natural farming is a way to grow crops not plowing the earth, not using fertilizers and pesticides, and not viewing weeds and insects as enemies. It does not require large machines. It is a self-perpetuating way of growing crops, not making any problems in any way.

 

Inquiries in English:

To Inquiry Form

 

Date and time:

 February to November: The second Sunday and the previous Saturday of each month

 December: The first Sunday and the previous Saturday

 Sundays: From 10:00hrs

 Saturdays: From 10:30hrs

 

Place: Akame Natural Farming School

 *Muro Lodge (30min. drive from Akame Natural Farming School) on the Saturday of July

 

 January (New Year's party): The second Sunday and the previous Saturday

 Saturday from 14:00hrs at Muro Lodge

 Sunday from 10:00hrs at the farm, then to the Lodge

 

Schedule:

Saturdays- We work together to maintain the environment of the field and rice paddy in good condition, such as mending the path, fence, stone wall, etc.

We stay at a lodge on Saturday night, have dinner together which is prepared by some of the staff members and

  anyone who volunteered to help, and then have a learning session.

 

Sundays- There are demonstrations on rice paddy and vegetable field in the morning, and guided tour in the afternoon.

 

Things to bring:

Work clothes (long-sleeve shirt and long pants), gumboots, cotton work gloves, hat, towel, spare clothes, rain wear, lunch, drink.

*There is no shop to buy lunch around Akameguchi Station and Akame farm.

 

If you are staying at the lodge, we will prepare lunch and tea for Sunday.

Please bring a lunchbox (a plastic container or something) and a water bottle which you can use for hot tea.

 

Lodge accommodation fee including dinner, breakfast and lunch : 1,500yen

 

Schedule of Year 2018:

Jan. 6(Sat) 14:00  (at the Lodge) /7 (Sun) 10:00 (at the School farm, then to the Lodge)

Feb. 10 (Sat) 10:30 /11(Sun) 10:00

Mar. 10 (Sat) 10:30 /11 (Sun) 10:00

Apr. 7 (Sat) 10:30 /8(Sun) 10:00

Apr. 22 (Sun) 10:00

May 12 (Sat) 10:30  /13 (Sun) 10:00

Jun. 9(Sat) 10:30  /10 (Sun) 10:00

Jun. 24 (Sun) 10:00

Jul. 7(Sat) 10:30  (at the Lodge) /8 (Sun) 10:00 (at the School farm)

Jul. 22 (Sun) 10:00

Aug. 11 (Sat) 10:30  /12 (Sun) 10:00

Aug. 26 (Sun) 10:00

Sep. 8 (Sat) 10:30  /9(Sun) 10:00

Sep. 30 (Sun) 10:00

Oct. 13 (Sat) 10:30  /14(Sun) 10:00

Nov. 10 (Sat) 10:30  /11(Sun) 10:00

Dec. 1 (Sat) 10:30  /2(Sun) 10:00

Schedule of Year 2019:

Jan. 12 (Sat) 14:00  (at the Lodge) /13(Sun) 10:00 (at the School farm, then to the Lodge)

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