Festivals & Events – Summer 2019

Posted June 12, 2019

From film festivals, to global academic conferences, we’ve been taking natural farming philosophy to …

2018 Year in Review

Posted January 26, 2019

People form seventeen countries came through the doors of our new art and ecology center this year, and that’s not all…

A Nature Mandala in a Shopping Mall

Posted December 23, 2018

Our experiment in engaging holiday shoppers with nature offered lessons: nothing is permanent, slow down, and there’s no need to buy…

Spring 2018 Updates from Final Straw

Posted May 1, 2018

From building a “pocket farm” and an eco art lab in Japan, to film screenings in Turkey, and books in Korea, there’s much to report …

Final Straw to Open Eco Art Space & Farm in Japan

Posted February 12, 2018

Our new home base for ecological art and media, The Branch will come alive with workshops, events, and a series of local and international artists, farmers, and…

Small Works of Art in the Forest

A mandala forms the center of the table (and color palette) during our nature art workshop at Yangjae Citizen's Forest in South Korea. (Image by SocieCity)

Posted October 28, 2017

Making art in a South Korean forest! No need to buy art supplies here, the forest gives us all the colors we need…

Parts of a Whole: Building a Nature Mandala

Posted April 1, 2017

It’s difficult to see in practice, how our individual voice makes up one part of a beautiful whole. The nature mandala workshop helps us experience this…

The Path to “REALtimeFOOD” in Japan

Posted September 4, 2016

A tour of food, art, ecology, and culture that brings international creatives together with local villages to explore knowledge…

Glimmers of Light at The Centre for Stewardship

Posted July 26, 2016

What does it mean to be a steward of the land? Find out in this story about our latest workshop and screening event in Fife, Scotland…

Japan Tour: from Okinawa to Hokkaido

Posted July 2, 2016

For 10 weeks, we made our way from Okinawa to Hokkaido, holding 45 screenings for over 1,300 people in Japan…