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:
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
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 2019:
Feb. 9 (Sat) 10:30 /10 (Sun) 10:00
Mar. 9 (Sat) 10:30 /10 (Sun) 10:00
Apr. 13 (Sat) 10:30 /14 (Sun) 10:00
Apr. 28 (Sun) 10:00
May 11 (Sat) 10:30 /12 (Sun) 10:00
Jun. 8 (Sat) 10:30 /9 (Sun) 10:00
Jun. 23 (Sun) 10:00
Jul. 13 (Sat) 10:30 (at the Lodge) /14 (Sun) 10:00 (at the School farm)
Jul. 28 (Sun) 10:00
Aug. 10 (Sat) 10:30 /11 (Sun) 10:00
Aug. 25 (Sun) 10:00
Sep. 7 (Sat) 10:30 /8 (Sun) 10:00
Sep. 22 (Sun) 10:00
Oct. 12 (Sat) 10:30 /13 (Sun) 10:00
Nov. 9 (Sat) 10:30 /10 (Sun) 10:00
Nov. 30 (Sat) 10:30 /Dec. 1 (Sun) 10:00
Schedule of Year 2019:
Jan. 11 (Sat) 14:00 (at the Lodge) /12 (Sun) 10:00 (at the School farm, then to the Lodge）