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Last Updated:
17/11/2016
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Saku, Nagano, Japan
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Warm Temperate
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2017 Spring Farming Apprentice in Nagano, Japan

Posted by Nick Sikorski 2 months ago

As part of my plan to find land and become a farmer here in Japan, I have become a farming intern on a small farm in Nagano Prefecture, 1000m up in the mountains. About half an hour from Saku City, the area is full of young organic farmers as well as being cool enough to grow European vegetable varieties (and for me to not melt in summer!). The prefecture is also the only one in Japan to not have any nuclear power stations, is number one in terms of average life expectancy, the last in terms of meat consumption (not that ai'm a vegetarian, far from it!) and is one of the safest with regards to tsunami (this area is the the farthest point in Japan - roughly 120km - from both the Japan Sea and the Pacific Ocean) and earthquakes.

Anywa, I started in April 2017 and will officially be here until April 2018. As well as learning how the Japanese farm, I get introduced to land, people, networks as well as getting a good feel for the climate and what does (and doesn't) grow here.

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My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
Geoff Lawton
Type: Geoff Lawton Online PDC
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2015
Other course verified
Geoff Lawton
Type: Geoff Lawton Online Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2015
Other course verified
Geoff Lawton
Type: Geoff Lawton Reading the Landscape
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2015
Other course unverified
Introduction à la Micro-agriculture Permaculturelle
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Perrine HERVE-GRUYER
Other Teachers: Charles Hervé-Gruyer
Location: La Ferme du Bec Hellouin, France
Date: Jun 2015

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