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Community Garden Lemon, Odawara Japan
Community Garden Lemon, Odawara Japan
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Odawara, JP
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate

filipa leal Helder Valente Hubert de Kalbermatten Leila Chakroun Mark Ermacora Silvère Maréchal
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Community Garden Lemon, Odawara Japan

Project Type

Community, Demonstration

Project Summary

CLCA (Childrens Learning and Culture Association) was established 70 years ago, creating houses where children could live away from their families, cooking and caring for each other, even helping build their own houses. This community garden is for their mothers, to experiance their 'Best Selves'.

Project Description

If you want plants to do well, take care of the soil. In the same way, to help children flourish, look after their mothers. 

In this garden, digging swales, making compost bays, learning how the problem can be the solution, these ladies surprise themselves with how strong and resourceful they are.

This garden is on rented land, and is a kind of permaculture 'playground'. Ladies pay to attend morning workshops and workdays, and harvests are symbolic.

This projects resources includes:

Three talented farmers are supporters of this project - Mr Ishiwada, has worked out permacutlure without even hearing about it. Farmer Hoda, and PDC holder & carpenter Phil Cashman.

'Seed and Grow' is an organization that promotes school gardens, and they are active supporters.

The enthusiastic labor of 30 or so teenage boys

Some funds from CLCA, and a nearby Cafe/office/lecture room

Excellent Vegetarian food cooked by volutneers after each gardening session.



This project needs:

People who want to invest energy in growing their own little plots


People who need the project

How you can help: 

Help run and advertize small project workshops - eg

making an african-style keyhole garden

Creating an arbor

Making a gateway









Community Garden 'Lemon' Ladies in action - Trailer

Here is the You-tube video preview of the Heroic Ladies of Japan creating Community Garden Lemon, with love.

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