Plant onions in an abandoned field!
What color and shape are onion seedlings? How do they smell and feel?
How does an Aino Kamado cookstove work? How do you cook rice with it?
What’s the “nara-gare” disease affecting the forest?
How does a plastic bottle trap work?

Peace & Nature grows onions without any agricultural chemicals. We are reusing an abandoned field to plant Awaji onion seedlings and learn how to create a vegetable field in this naturally abundant environment.

In today’s workshop, we’ll cook rice using an energy-saving Aino Kamado cookstove and taste the results!

We’ll also create a plastic bottle trap to capture the insects responsible for nara-gare, a disease affecting the forests of Mt. Rokko. The traps you make will be installed in the Peace & Nature forest area of Mt. Rokko next May.

This workshop is an opportunity for Japanese and non-Japanese to learn and have fun together. We welcome your participation.

Date: November 23 (Thursday/national holiday) *Light rain or shine
Location: 47 Hisaibara, Ozo-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe-shi (Peace & Nature Ozo Base)
(Directions here)

Participants: 20 (first come first served)
Guests (junior high school and up): 2000 yen (elementary school: 1000 yen, under elementary school: free)
Members (junior high school and up): 1000 yen (elementary school: 500 yen, under elementary school: free) *Includes volunteer insurance
*You may sign up as a member on the day of the event.

Schedule: (may change due to weather conditions)
10:00 – Reception & opening
10:10 – Move to field and plant onions
10:30 – Move to kamado and cook rice
12:15 – Lunch
1:00 – Lecture: Nara-gare and plastic bottle trap
(Guest lecturers: Asia Air Survey Co., Rokko Erosion Control Office [tentative])
3:00 – Closing

Clothing for onion planting: long sleeves, long pants, work gloves, boots (clothing should be okay to get all dirty)

What to bring: Main dish for your lunch (we will provide rice), drinks, work gloves, scissors, ruler (10 cm or longer), thin oil-based pen (any color)

Please apply by email or through the form below. Deadline: Tuesday, November 21

私はPeace & Natureのメンバーです / I'm a member of Peace & Nature

参加同意書はこちらへ / Read Participation Agreement here

How to get to our Ozo Base:
Take a right at the Ozo Elementary School intersection and drive across the bridge and up the hill, following the red arrows on the map to the Ozo Base.
(Directions here)

*Parking lot: Please back into the P&N entrance.