The event will be held on the 1st of May. The onions, which we planted in last year’s autumn, have finally reached their time to be harvested. After performing the field activities in the first hour, we will make a cultivation plan about which vegetables we are going to plant this year at the meeting place in Shoujidake. Afterwards, we will have lunch together where we are going to make use of our freshly harvested onions. Please sign up in advance if you want to participate.
Date and Time: Sunday 1st of May 2016 from approximately 10:00 to 13:00 o´clock. The event will take place regardless of the weather.
Location: Umi Freai Farm (Kasuya District Umi-town Shoujidake south 2-chome,15)
Fee: 300 Yen (children are free) – includes food and organizational expenses
Subjects: harvesting onions taking care of other vegetables (covering with earth, removing buds) making a ridge and planting summer vegetables creating a cultivation calendar for the upcoming year
This week on Sunday, Groundwork Fukuoka will hold the first Umi Freia Farm Event of this year’s fiscal year. This event is a place where it gives you an opportunity for a multigenerational exchange (from children to adults) through various farm activities. While learning from each other we grow vegetables with organic pesticide and non-chemical fertilizer. Why aren´t you coming and enjoying the field activities together with us?
Date and Time: Sunday 3rd of April
Location: Umi Freai Farm (Kasuya District Umi-town Shoujidake south 2-chome, 15)
Access: Just a few steps from the Nishitetsu “Shoujidake” bus stop
Subject: planting of spring vegetables
To bring with: towel, something to drink and motivation to work
Spring has arrived! Plenty of wild edible vegetables such as bamboo shoots, cod, parsley, aralia, bracken, butterbur, etc. start budding on the hills and fields. We look forward to exchange experiences with local people in the Miyazono district of Asakura Kurokawa via picking and cooking wild vegetables together. Under the guidance of the local people we will explore the beautiful countryside. Also in the third realization of this event, we will make again Italian dishes like wild boar and dear with the harvested plants with the food coordinator Kanetaka Aishi. Please feel free to join us
- Time: Saturday 9th of April 2016 (even by light rain)
- Entrance fee:
- Adult 2000 ¥ (including meal)
- Junior High School Student or lower 1000 ¥ (including meal)
- Children below 3 years are free of charge
- Meeting place: Miyazono contact center (Asakura City Kurokawa 1144)
- Clothing: Please wear long sleeves, long pants and comfortable shoes (Suitable clothes for outdoor activities in the nature)
- 9:45 Gathering at the local meeting place
- 10:00 Opening
- searching and digging for wild vegetable and bamboo shoots
- preparation for lunch
- 12:30 Lunch
- 14:00 End of event (after cleaning up)
From 1996 until 2010 the non-profit organization Groundwork Fukuoka conducted the “Harmonious Relationship between Nature and People – Flowerpot planting Activity”. After the reopening of this specific event in autumn 2015, it was decided to hold the activity this year on Sunday the 16th of April. Together with several volunteers among the organization/community and the help from some schools, we will raise seedlings of flowers which will be spread and planted around the town afterwards to brightly decorate the area. Through this activity we give you an opportunity to spread and share the same feeling for a barrier-free society among the community by creating a human-nature relationship.
Date and time: Sunday the 16th of April 2016
Reception: 9:30 a.m. Start: 10:00 a.m. End: 12:30 p.m.
Please be aware that the activity might take longer than anticipated.
Location: Western parking lot at the flower gardening park
(Fukuoka Kashiwabara 7-chome 571-1)
Please refer to the flyer below for more information.
Organizer: NPO Groundwork Fukuoka
Co-Host: NPO Green Caravan
Support: Panasonic System Network Co., LTD
Groundwork Fukuoka will hold the Umi Freai Farm Event on March 13th.The event was first set to take place on 6th of March but had to be postponed due to heavy rain.
On this Sunday, we are going to plant potatoes and herb seeds. The grown potatoes will then be harvested in June. Herbs are used as companion plants to assist the growth of several summer vegetables.
According to the weather forecast, it might rain this Sunday again but the event will only be canceled in case of heavy rain. Please feel free to join us!
Written by Dozono