The tour will begin with a stroll through the historical Yabo Tenman-gu Shrine, which is over 1,000 years old. Then we’ll follow the flowing springs to the countryside and our farm Hatakebo, where we grow over 50 kinds of vegetables and rice in a small area. We’ll interact with the horses, sheep, and chickens, and then eat harvested vegetables in the old private house. I’ll share my background and original views about Japanese agriculture and how it compares to other countries. You’ll feel the wisdom of Japanese traditional farming and living, and learn how nature and urban life can coexist—even in big cities like Tokyo, where agricultural land is decreasing every year.
During college, many people helped me when I visited the Amazon, the Balkans, India, and other places. When I became a TV program director, we had many interviews on environmental issues affecting the world. After I married, I changed my job to agriculture and found that farmland service is valuable to those living in the city. Today, we offer experiences related to agriculture and the community.
Kunitachi Farmer's Association is a non-profit corporation developing various activities that make use of urban farmland. Main activities include child rearing support and dietary education using the multipurpose farm "Hatakebo" and the old folk house "Tsuchinokoya." At "Hatakenbo" we breed horses, sheep, and chickens. The number of users of our activities exceeds 10,000 in one year.
こちらは社会貢献体験です。参加費は全額、「特定非営利活動法人 くにたち農園の会 」に寄付されます。
Local vegetable dishes
We’ll start at the Yabo Tenman-gu Shrine and walk 5-10 minutes to our urban farm, Hatakenbo. Then we’ll stroll around 5-10 minutes before reaching the Tsuchinokoya house, where we’ll eat and learn more about urban agriculture.
We’ll be in a field and it may get dirty, or you might get sunburned. We can continue the experience even in the case of rain, however, we will cancel or postpone in the case of heavy rain.