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Permaculture Center of Japan
Permaculture Center of Japan
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Fujino, Kanagawa, JP
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate

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Permaculture Center of Japan

Project Type

Rural, Educational

Project Summary

The Permaculture Center of Japan (PCCJ) teaches permaculture techniques specifically relevant to Japanese cultural and geographic specifications. Rice cultivation and working with small, narrow blocks of land are an important factor for densely populated and mountainous Japan, so the PCCJ’s location in the rural mountainous town of Fujino in Kanagawa Prefecture is the perfect educational venue.

Project Description

The Center runs a variety of different programs a year including an intensive Permaculture Design Course in the summer, a practical course that meets once a month for one year and a Kids and Family Permaculture Course. Since its opening in 1996, the center has trained over 1000 students. Many graduates of the PCCJ courses continue to return to Fujino to live and have created a thriving community centered around sustainable lifestyles and alternative thinking. Home to a Steiner school, a vigorous Transition Town movement, co-housing organizations, a multitude of artists and the Permaculture Center itself, Fujino is a community of people and organizations who share a desire to affect change in Japan.


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