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Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan, vol. 05

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During our "Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan", we bring along passionate individuals to talk about various topics around ecology and well-being. Vol. 05 will be a webinar- the topic is Organic farming.

Tue, August 18, 2020  UTC-04:00

06:00 – 07:00

Online Session

Free (and online)

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Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan

In the “Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan” series, we bring along passionate individuals to talk about various topics around ecology and well-being.


Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan, Vol. 05 Organic Farming

What are some of the best practices of an organic farm? Why is it so important to grow our food organically? What are some of the trends and opportunities for organic farming in the Japanese countryside? We welcome guest speaker Chuck Kayser of Midori Farm in Kyoto  to tell us about his experience and expertise on the topic at Vol. 05 of the “Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan” series.

Timeline (in Japan Standard Time):

19:00   Kick off: Introductions (5 min)
19:05   Panel discussion (30 min)
19:35   Q&A (Open discussion) (15 min)
19:50   Closing words (10 min)
20:00  Finish

※This meetup will be hosted online using the webinar tool Zoom. After signup, participants will be sent the link to join the meetup. Please be advised to download and sign up for Zoom beforehand so you can join from the minute the meetup begins!

Speaker

  • Chuck Kayser

    Chuck Kayser is from the US and has been in Japan over 20 years, mostly in Kyoto.  He began growing vegetables in the mountains of Shiga due north of Kyoto 12 years ago. What began as a hobby quickly turned into a passion.  He established Midori Farm a few years ago to sell vegetables, host volunteers and run tours and events.  In 2019, Midori Farm sold over 400 baskets of mixed vegetables, hosted 24 tours and 14 volunteers from around the world.  Chuck’s work has brought him in close touch with sustainability and living in balance with nature.  He co-founded Seeds of Sustainability Kyoto in 2017 to host events in Kyoto city.  Through Midori Farm and Seeds of Sustainability Chuck hopes to give people the opportunity to learn more about living sustainably, experience nature and appreciate the importance of small, local, organic agriculture.

    Chuck Kayser is from the US and has been in Japan over 20 years, mostly in Kyoto.  He began growing vegetables in the mountains of Shiga due north of Kyoto 12 years ago. What began as a hobby quickly turned into a passion.  He established Midori Farm a few years ago to sell vegetables, host volunteers and run tours and events.  In 2019, Midori Farm sold over 400 baskets of mixed vegetables, hosted 24 tours and 14 volunteers from around the world.  Chuck’s work has brought him in close touch with sustainability and living in balance with nature.  He co-founded Seeds of Sustainability Kyoto in 2017 to host events in Kyoto city.  Through Midori Farm and Seeds of Sustainability Chuck hopes to give people the opportunity to learn more about living sustainably, experience nature and appreciate the importance of small, local, organic agriculture.

Organizers

  • FabCafe

  • FabCafe is a place that conveys and spreads the “Fab” spirit in a delicious, fun, and easy-to-understand way that is not constrained by the logic of mass production or the market. Digital fabrication machines such as 3D printers and laser cutters are installed in the café where people gather for workshops, creative community meetups, or a good cup of coffee.

  • Mottainai Transition Japan

  • Thanks to her ecological transition, Helene went from a career in the cosmetics industry to starting Mottainai Transition.

    The goal of Mottainai Japan is to support English speakers and especially expats to move to a less impactful lifestyle in Japan. Helene also works with international companies to help them co-create their vision and inspire change in their organisation to move to a greener way of operating.

Information

Date & Time

Tue, August 18, 2020 06:00 – 07:00 UTC-04:00

Venue

Online Session

Fee

Free (and online)

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