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Help Wanted

A small group of international volunteers - up to 6 people - are needed at each Place to Grow workshop to provide an opportunity to interact in English, and assist with the activity.

If you are interested in joining one of the events to participate or support, please email Lucia ( 


Upcoming Place to Grow Workshops

Santa Soul Train 2016


Holiday Party & Community Reunion with Xmas Dinner and Entertainment
Hosted by Hotel Kannyo

This year, we are partnering with Konishiki and his Rise Up initiative to encourage and inspire children during the holidays. Join us to help bring a bigger impact to Tohoku and Kumamoto.

See last year's 2015 party report.


Recent Place to Grow Workshops

November 6th

1:30PM - 3:30PM

Art Is All Around Us
Using unconventional materials, such as things found in nature or in our recycling bins, we get creative and make art.

@ Portal Center
Hosted by Ohana International School

What to Bring

All materials will be provided by volunteers, but bring anything you want from home like rocks, leaves, buttons, fabric scraps etc and transform them into a piece of art!

September 18th

11AM - 1PM

Legend of Kamiwarizaki and Picnic Lunch
Outdoor Activities in English
Hosted by Earth Camp

What to Bring: Picnic Lunch

We start with an English lesson: Sosha from Earth Camp will teach children some simple English words that are related to the legend of Kamiwarizaki, the "rock cracked by god".  Then kids will be matched up with a volunteer and head off to Kamiwarizaki. Volunteers are asked to encourage kids to tell the story of the rock using the English words they just learned. We will have a picnic lunch at Kamiwarizaki.

August 21st

10AM - 1:30PM

Kayak, BBQ & Wool Weaving Workshop
@ Satomi Farm
Hosted by Satomi Farm

What to bring: Swimsuit (or other clothing you don’t mind getting wet), non-slippery footwear (no flip-flops), hat, change of clothes, towel

Price: ¥3,100/person  (includes kayaking rentals, wool workshop & facility fee)

July 24th

11am - 3pm

Umeboshi Workshop
@ Iriya Community Center
Hosted by Nukumori Kubo

● Lecture of how to make UMEBOSHI (pickled plums)
● Make rice balls, miso soup and vinegar rice rolled in shiso (Japanese basil)

June 11th

1pm - 3pm

Mosaic Art Workshop
@ Hotel Kanyo's Chapel Space
Hosted by Nagoya Mosaic - Tile

Create a coaster & photoframe with mosaic tiles

May 28th

12pm - 3pm

Street Rugby & BBQ
@ Kamiwarizaki Camp Ground
Hosted by the Australia & New Zealand Chamber of Commerce