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Peace & Nature is a group of people of all ages and nationalities who are interested in food and the environment who have joined together to take action. We believe our role is to create more opportunities for children and young people to learn in nature, and encourage them to feel, think, and act for themselves. Our adult members support this process, increasing the number of young people aware of food safety and environmental conservation. We have lots of fun programs for families who want their children to experience nature, students, and youth. We welcome you to join us!

Corporate Memberships

Corporate Memberships

Our purpose is to pass on a sustainable environment to the next generation.  Our adult members of all generations and nationalities collaborate to help children learn in nature and grow into Green Leaders who will create our future. But this is a big goal, and we can’t accomplish it alone. We are recruiting corporate members who wish to support us as part of your CSR activities. Our children have hands-on experiences, interact with rural residents, and encounter traditional Japanese culture to learn wisdom on living in harmony with nature. They also have natural interactions in English with our members of various nationalities, and we are working to contribute to cultivating young people who can act in the global community.

We welcome your interest and hope you will become a corporate member.

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Membership types

Membership type Annual Fee (yen)
Individual membership Individual member 3,000
Family member 3,500
Student member 1,000
Corporate membership Supporter 30,000
Sponsor 100,000
Supporting membership (donation) Individual 5,000
Corporate 10,000

*Supporting memberships are for those who wish to donate to support our activities and operations.
*Student memberships are for junior high school, high school, university, and graduate students.

Please fill in the following membership application and transfer your membership fee to the following bank account.

After you have registered, we will send you a members’ handbook, newsletter, and event and workshop announcements.

Bank account information:

Bank: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Branch: Kobe Branch (581)
Account type: Savings
Account number: 0115999
Account name: NPO Hojin Peace & Nature

Postal bank transfer: Yuucho
Branch number: 428
Account number: 0501176
Account name: Tokutei hieiri katsudou houjin Peace & Nature

If you are unable to participate directly in our activities but support our cause, please join as a supporting member. We would also be very grateful for your support in the form of a donation.

We are also recruiting volunteers. You may sign up to be a volunteer when you become a member. We will send you information every time we hold a workshop or event that needs volunteers.


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Akiya Renovation Project

Akiya Renovation Edo Project

Our themes are the “mottainai” (no waste) philosophy and the possibilities of renewable and natural energy. We named our project after the “mottainai” spirit of the Edo Period.

Our experiences working in the local area have made us aware of three issues.

  1. Japan’s food self-sufficiency is 39%
  2. Existence of abandoned fields and homes
  3. Today’s children have few opportunities to experience nature

Our goal is to create an interactive space for children and students of all nationalities to experience farming and cooking, encounter nature, and learn the importance of protecting our food and the environment.

This unused farmhouse has been abandoned for many years and is deteriorating. It is unusable in its current state, so we will repair it and install an open kitchen and toilets. We are also preparing to install a Japanese “doma” (earthen floor) and “kamado” (wood stove) to revitalize this house into a space to experience traditional Japanese cooking culture.

Please take a look at these photos of our progress!

We are asking for help from individuals and organizations who support our goal of creating this learning space for children and students of all nationalities.

Our Target: 9.8 million yen (approx. $86,000 USD)

(Demolishing, repair, disposal of garbage, open kitchen installation, shower/toilet installation, and other costs)

Raised so far: 3.14 million yen
We still need: 6.66 million yen
32% achieved!

Donate at our online shop

Returns for your support:

5,000 yen -Thank-you card
10,000 yen -Persian pound cake made with rice flour (pomegranate & barberry)
30,000 yen -Persian pound cake made with rice flour (pomegranate & barberry)

-1 kg of organic rice (white or brown)

-Listing as a supporter on our website
50,000 yen -Persian pound cake made with rice flour (pomegranate & barberry)

-3 kg of organic rice (white or brown)

-Listing as a supporter on our website
100,000 yen -Persian pound cake made with rice flour (pomegranate & barberry)

-3 kg of organic rice (white or brown)

-Listing as a sponsor on our website

-We will invite you to our Ozo base for a fun party
*We kindly request corporations to donate 30,000 yen or greater.

 

Our supporters
Special thanks to our supporters for your kind donation to our Project!
We really appreciate your care and support towards our activities.

 

Foundation:
Felissimo Japanese Traditional Living Culture Foundation
Rokko Island Foundation

 

Company & Organization:
ROUSHOUKI Co., Ltd.
Ca Marche
CUADRO Co., Ltd.
ACTIS Co., Ltd.
IVY Language School

 

Individual:
Jon and Dawn Dicandilo
Ms. Machiko Nanbu
Mr. Takashi Hizaki
Mr. Yoshimasa Inoue
Mr. Hiroki Konishi
Mr & Mrs. Yuichi & Mieko Hida
Ms. Midori Yashiro
Ms. Purvi Jhaveri
Ms. Keiko Mori
Mr. Matsuda
Ms. Machiko Tada (Arty Kobe)
Ms. Rumiko Tanaka
Mr. & Mrs. Koji and Mitsuko Okamoto

Nature School

Nature School

Sign Up: Nature School 2017 Application

Our Nature School is a bilingual experiential program where children can learn by getting their hands in the soil. Children will enjoy the program while learning about the kindness and severity of nature. The program has three themes:

  1. Food and farming
  2. The environment
  3. Human development

This program is for school events and trips for Japanese schools, international schools, English nursery schools and kindergartens, and more. Rice planting, improving soil, digging for sweet potatoes, planting onions, harvesting soybeans, harvesting rice, and making rice flour pizza or miso paste are some of our popular programs. We will create a program tailored to your needs. Please feel free to contact us anytime about program details or availability.

We hold programs for schools and universities on weekdays, and open events for our members and the general public on weekends.

Yearly schedule of major programs:

January: Mochitsuki, April: cherry blossom viewing, May: rice planting, June: onion harvesting, July/August: summer school, vegetable harvesting, September: rice harvesting, October: onion planting, December: charity Christmas party.

Click here to learn more and sign up!

Training Programs

Training Programs

These days most adults have few opportunities to experience the natural environment. We hold experiential workshops to learn life skills from nature. Our programs have three themes: 1. Food and farming, 2. The environment, 3. Human development. We welcome corporate and organizational training visits.