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Area (ha): 1 hector
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 22093
Country: Japan

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Last Updated: November 1, 2018

My village Ichijima is famous for organic agriculture started in1975. I bleong to oldest farms group, Ichijima Orgnaic Agriculture Assoication
My farm grow 40-50 variety of vegetable, rice with duck integrated system(from May to July),and free range chickens recycling as source of fertilzation.
Having direct distribution system with consumers which we call teikei system similar to community supported agriculture in US or AMAP in France. We have about 300 consumer members in Kobe city.
I also participate in several organic activities. I am former president of oganic farmers group for self-support, board member of Hyogo Organic agriculture association, former coodinator of IFOAM Asia, board of URGNCI( international CSA organization), board of Japan Organic Agriculture Association.
I established my farm in 1989 after spending time in Brazil. I worked in Consumer cooperative before farming, visited Gandhian ashram , and decided to establish orgnaic farm.
Work here is mainly taking care of chickens,weeding, fertlization, planting and harvesting depending on season for 6 hours per day and one day day-off per week.
We want to accept those who is interested in either Japanese culture, organic farming, community supported agriculture.

There is a day-off once a week either on Saturday or Sunday and sometimes on Tuesday. During the day-off, my wife is also day-off so basically meals will not be prepared for that day. I highly recommend you to go for a short trip as there are lots of beatiful site in Tanba.

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