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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Learn Natural Agriculture


Learn about a new way of growing that does not require any additives, chemicals or fertilizers at a two-day conference, July 26 and 27, at the Rodale Institute. The philosophy, basic principles, scientific theories and how-to of Shumei natural agriculture will be covered. Upon completion of the conference, participants have the opportunity to join an extended support network of Shumei farmers, gardeners and teachers.

The practice of Shumei Natural Agriculture was founded in Japan in the 1930s by Mokichi Okada. It is based on a highly developed philosophy of life and is intimately tied to the physical and spiritual laws that govern the universe. It is more than a system of food production--it is a way of life.  

Speakers include Dr. Elaine Ingham, a world-renowned soil microbiologist and Rodale Institute’s chief scientist; Dr. Diana Jerkins, an internationally recognized author, leader and teacher in the area of sustainable agriculture; and Alan Imai, director of natural agriculture programs for Shumei International Japan and executive director of the Shumei International Institute in Crestone, Colorado.

Location: 611 Siegfriedale Rd., in Kutztown. For more information, call 610-683-1400 or visit 

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