FEW Monthly Meeting: March 26, 2020

  • 26 Mar 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hilton Osaka (Umeda)


  • Cash Payment at the Door
    Members ¥5000
    Guests ¥7000


FEW Kansai March 2020 Meeting

Growing against the Norm

presented by

Chuck Kayser


Date:            Thursday, March 26, 2020

Time:            6:00 pm–Drinks, 7:00 pm–Dinner, 8:00 pm–Presentation

Place:           4th Floor, Hilton Osaka

Cost:             ¥5,000—Members

                    ¥7,000—Nonmembers (women only)

Register:       www.fewkansai.com by March 19, 2020


Chuck Kayser, the founder of Midori Farm, will share with us the story of his farming enterprises—the origin, the triumphs, and the challenges. His search for land to build a log cabin for family holidays evolved over time into a new way of life. Eventually, he integrated into a remote mountain-valley village whose aging residents had spent their entire lives living off the land. There will be tales of making friends and learning farming the hard way—confronting monkeys, insects, typhoons, and other challenges, all the while refusing to use harmful chemicals and never giving up. He is involved in many projects and has exciting plans for future endeavors, all of which he will tell us about. By sharing his experiences, he hopes to impart to us a greater understanding of the origin of our food, the people who produce it, and the state of organic farming in Japan.

The Speaker

Chuck Kayser is from the US and has been in Japan over twenty years, mostly in Kyoto. He began growing vegetables in the mountains of Shiga, north of Kyoto, twelve years ago and established Midori Farm a few years ago to sell vegetables, host farm volunteers, and run tours and events. Chuck’s work has shown him the importance of sustainability and living in balance with nature. He cofounded Seeds of Sustainability Kyoto in 2017 to host events in the city of Kyoto. Through Midori Farm and Seeds of Sustainability, Chuck gives people the opportunity to experience nature and learn about living sustainably, while helping them to appreciate the importance of small farms and local, organic agriculture.

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