[SDGs Action Workshop #62-2]

— Tree Planting Activity (OZO Satoyama Conservation) —  Peace & Nature is working on the conservation of local mountains as part of its global SDGs initiatives, alongside people of various nationalities, companies, students, and local communities. We are pleased to announce a new initiative for regional conservation with olive tree planting activities. We look forward to your participation.[SDGs No. 4,11,13,15,17] 【Date and Time】Apr 27th,2024 (Saturday)     ※Please apply online, three days before the desired date.     (* In the event of light rain, the event will proceed as scheduled. In case of heavy rain, it will be postponed to April 28th (Sunday). If […]

[SDGs #60] Sake rice harvesting and straw barrel making

SDGs Action Workshop #60 — Experience the harvesting and drying of sake rice in the nature-rich Osawa! How are straw barrels, a traditional Japanese culture, made? — A komodaru is a sake barrel filled with sake and wrapped with straw straw rope. The straw and rope used for the komodaru are made from rice straw, a byproduct of rice production. Rice straw has been used in a cyclical manner as living tools such as straw and rope, fuel, livestock feed, construction material, and fertilizer, and has shaped the “straw culture. In recent years, as rice harvesting has become mechanized, rice […]

[SDGs #59] – Rice Harvesting (Pesticide-Free Rice Production)

SDGs Action Workshop #59 -Nature School- — Let’s taste the nature-filled OZO, rice harvesting and drying with all your senses! — As one of our SDG initiatives, Peace and Nature is rehabilitating fallow rice paddies to grow rice without relying on chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Rice grown in the full blessing of the sun is harvested and dried without the use of machinery. We invite you to experience this in the midst of nature. In the afternoons of September 23 and 30, participants will have the opportunity to experience bamboo forest maintenance as an activity to revive fallow rice paddies and […]

Nature School 2023 May 20 (Sat.)

May 20 (Sat.) Third Saturday Herb & Kitchen Workshop We grow pesticide-free vegetables and herbs at our OZO base in Kita-ku, Kobe. If you are interested in growing herbs at home, or in a sustainable way of life, or in cooking with simple herbs and spices, or in healing with nature, or in environmental activities, etc., we are looking for people who enjoy cooking while having fun and chatting and creating an herb garden together.  Please feel free to join us. Theme: Making herb tea & herb buttered bucket toast (chives, etc.) In the morning we will take care of […]

[SDGs #58] Rice planting workshop

SDGs Workshop #58 -Nature School- — Taste nature-filled OZO and rice planting with all your five senses! — Peace & Nature is working on rice production without relying on chemical fertilisers and pesticides by rehabilitating fallow land. Rice planting in the nature-rich terraced rice fields of Ozo-cho is full of excitement and thrills! We look forward to your participation. [SDGs No. 2, 4, 6, 11, 12, 15, 17] [Date] Saturday 27 May 2023, Saturday 3 June 2023.*Please register online at least three days in advance. ( case of heavy rain, the decision to hold or postpone the event will be made […]

SDG Action Workshop

— Port Island tree-planting activities — (Community ties/connections) Peace & Nature is organising a tree-planting activity on Port Island as part of the Global SDGs initiative, with the theme of building communities that deepen connections and bonds, together with people of various nationalities, companies, students and local communities. We look forward to your participation. [SDGs No. 4,11,15,17] [Date] 29 Apr (Sat), 2023 10:00-12:00.(In case of light rain, the event will be postponed to 30 Apr (Sun) in case of heavy rain.  In case of rain, final decision at 7am on 29 April) [Location] In front of Hyogo Children’s Hospital( Number of […]

#56 SDGs Tree Planting Workshop

NATURE SCHOOL [SDG Action Workshop] As part of its global SDG initiatives, Peace & Nature is working with people of various nationalities, companies, students, and local communities to conserve satoyama and forests by restoring fallow land and maintaining bamboo groves. On March 25, we will plant trees in the Osawa-cho area of Kita-ku, Kobe City as part of a workshop on forest circulation. We hope you will join us to experience SDGs Satoyama and forest conservation activities while enjoying the countryside scenery. We look forward to your participation. [SDGs No.4,11,12,13,15,17] [Date & Time] March 25, 2023 (Sat) 10:00~13:00 Please register online by […]

#55 Making eco-art (Jomon Toilet) & Ukrainian food tasting (2023.1.21)

— Let’s build an eco-friendly Jomon Toilet! —  — What are Ukrainian dumplings and Ukrainian Mille-feuille?— It is said that toilets in Japan originated around the beginning of the Jomon period. We have invited a lecturer from Chiba Prefecture to join us for an eco-friendly Jomon toilet-making challenge as part of our Eco & Art initiative. We will also have a tasting of Ukrainian dumplings and Mille-feuille made by Ukrainian people for lunch. We look forward to your participation. [Date & Time] Saturday, January 21, 2023 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please register online by Thursday, January 19th.In the event of […]

#54 Making Bamboo Tree, Kadomatsu & Charcoal BBQ with Rice Cooked over Wood (2022.12.24)

Making good use of bamboo! — Lunch made from thinned wood! Participants will try their hand at making bamboo trees and kadomatsu (Japanese stone pine) as a way to make effective use of bamboo. We will also use thinned wood as firewood to cook rice, bake potatoes, and make baked persimmons. What does a baked persimmon taste like? What kind of kadomatsu will we make? Please take the kadomatsu home and decorate it at home! We are looking forward to your participation. DATE & TIME Saturday, December 24, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Please register online by Thursday, December 22. In case […]

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