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…

Japan Tour Schedule / Spring 2016

Posted April 28, 2016

Suhee and Patrick will be on tour in Japan with our co-producer Kaori Tsuji for 10 weeks. Here are the dates and locations of the shows…

2015 Year in Review

Posted December 28, 2015

Thanks to your support, we’ve been busy this year! A 40-date film tour of South Korea, community workshops, exhibitions, and writings read 150,000 people around the world. We hope you enjoy this ‘highlights’ report for the year!

A Nature School in Busan

Posted November 15, 2015

The leaves in these parts are finally bursting out into brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows as we head into the final leg of our Korean tour.

South Korea Tour Schedule

Posted October 20, 2015

We have about thirty events and screenings coming up in Korea, follow us during our screening tour this Fall!

Japanese CSA Pioneers, and a Farming Trio

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Posted April 11, 2013

In Kyoto tonight and it’s been a long few weeks of filming and travel for The Final Straw with little internet time so this next post will come in two installments! Last week, I was able to spend a great few days on farms outside of Tokyo with representatives from the “Shumei” organization, who maintain […]

Final Straw Event Recap: Seoul

Posted March 18, 2013

Suhee and I produced a lecture in Seoul this month, partly to raise awareness for The Final Straw, and partly to spread knowledge about natural farming concepts… but it was also a chance to connect with the city, to tell the story of what on earth natural farming has to do with office workers and […]

Final Straw Event in Seoul

Posted March 12, 2013

Tonight in Seoul we’re teaming up with Space Noah and Korean natural farmer, Ryosok Hong (홍려석) to produce a ‘lecture concert.’ Hmm, ‘lecture concert’ might need some explanation, it was a strange phrase to me when I first heard it used. As lecture events tend to go here, at least the ones I’ve been associated […]

The Little Peach Boy (Momotaro)

Posted November 12, 2012

Several years ago in my hometown of San Jose, California, I came upon a curious statue along the Guadalupe Creek, behind a huge performing arts center, and further tucked away under a maple tree. This statue was one of my first encounters with any kind of Japanese culture in my hometown, before my first trip […]

Yoshikazu Kawaguchi’s Natural Farm

Posted October 26, 2012

In our second visit to Kawaguchi’s home farm — the first was in May of this year — we enjoyed tea and a more informal chat than on our previous visit. Lately, Kawaguchi-san has spent his mornings working on finishing a book, and although he has written and published many well-read books, he says this is […]