The train ride earlier helped top off a fun day with Kobayashi-san from Seishun-Agricultural Village in Ueda.
Kobayashi-san understands that solely growing rice & vegetables is not enough in today’s Japan, so he is leading the way around Ueda with a new idea…
Tourism Farming will allow us to better make use of our downtime – or something along these lines, I never trust my understanding of many conversations we have…
Kobayashi-san told me (and teachers/guides Mike & Jacky from England) so much in a very short time, unfortunately the time between talking and writing this blog means I’ve lost it – sorry: but do check out www.murada.com & visit him for more info.
Kobayashi-san also has a custom built Eco-study-lodge for rent if you’re interested in local agriculture & staying near Ueda.
- This is a must buy for me, I am sure my parents could always holster a ‘…..’ like this, could be useful weeding around kiwifruit vines?
After visiting several locations Mike & Jacky were keen that their kids would enjoy many of the experiences they were seeing in Nagano
Kobayashi-san together with one school was doing some volunteer work in Nepal, as is Mike (and me too…in 1991!!)…
It was a real thrill to meet the calibre of people today!
Mike actually was paid to climb Mount Everest, and met my kiwi hero Edmund Hillary before he died.
The characters today, Kobayashi, Mike, Jacky and Yoda-sensei (& Edmund) – it was an awesome coincidence!!!
Keep running guys!!^-^