Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan, vol. 01 Urban Farming

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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.

Wed, April 8, 2020  UTC+09:00

19:00 – 20:00

Free (and online)



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. 01 Urban Farming

What is urban farming and how is it related to a sustainable lifestyle? How can I do urban gardening in a cosmopolitan city like Tokyo? We welcome guest speaker Jon Walsh, Urban Farming/Sustainability Instructor and Consultant, to tell us about his experience and expertise on the topic at Vol. 01 of the “Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan” series.


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

※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!

Guest speaker

Jon Walsh

Jon is a New Zealander who has been living in Japan for almost 20 years. He is an urban farming and sustainability instructor and consultant based in Tokyo. Since 2012, he has taught nearly 1,000 people including individuals, families, students, and working professionals how to grow healthy urban food to improve health, support the environment, and reconnect with nature.


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Date & Time

Wed, April 8, 2020 19:00 – 20:00 UTC+09:00


Free (and online)


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