Almost two years have already passed since we started this project. For project site one, “the wasted land”, we have focused on regenerating the soil fertility. When we purchased, the topsoil has been removed completely and appeared bare soil.(Picture Before (Aug 2020)) For two years, we have adopted “natural farming” by Masanobu Fukuoka. We have buried dried weeds to make some ridges like hugelkultur.
Besides those ridges, we have seeded white clovers. Now the area has is coverd with white clovers and others,(Picture After (2022))
According to the book, “natural farming” by Mr. Fukuaka, it takes around three years to regenerate wasted land. Our wasted land is getting regenerating soil fertility and some pumpkins and potatoes are growing.