Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Natural Farming Article in Permaculture Magazine

Cover of Permaculture Magazine, Issue 77.
Our visit this past spring to Hamma Farm in Nara Prefecture is one of the most amazing trips I've taken yet. While there were no great peaks to scale, rushing rivers to cross, or kilometers to bike, it was an adventure in food and farming that I adored. Kazuto and Erina Hamma, the brother and sister duo that run the farm, opened their natural farm to my husband and I for four days of good work, great food, and lovely companionship. I left feeling like I'd been reunited with long lost friends and with a renewed sense of sustainable farming.

Permaculture Magazine (a UK publication worth every penny a subscription costs) felt my story was worth sharing with their readers. The most recent issue includes an account of my visit there and the Hamma's story. It's a great bit of reading, if I do say so myself, and will hopefully inspire others to look at natural farming more seriously. (You'll have to buy the issue if you want to read it.)

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