The Closure of Earthgarden
As the years went by Chisa, the designer and owner of Earthgarden, felt that she became too old for its upkeep, and in 2019 she left Earthgarden. Now Chisa lives in a small house to spend her senior life in Kyotamba-cho, 25km away from Earthgarden. There she established another organic edible garden helped by a number of young people interested in permaculture. This new garden was designed to accommodate the needs of an older woman.
Formerly a university educator and the designer and educator of Earthgarden.
For many years, Chisa has also been a member of environmental NGOs.
In 1998 she took a permaculture design certificate (PDC) course in Crystal Waters, Australia.
In 2005 she translated and self-published the Japanese version of “A Childrenʼs Food Forest” by Carolyn Nutall together with her “Food Forest Resource Sheets.”
At the 2017 International Permaculture Convergence in India, she received the Blue Mountains Permaculture Instituteʼs Merit Diploma of permaculture from Rosemary Morrow.
In 2019 she closed Earthgarden and moved to Kyotamba-cho. She still teaches some of the educational programs and helps people learn permaculture and helps establish organic edible gardens through consultations.