In part one of a cultural exchange, Friends of Urban Agriculture and Study Japanese in Arlington (SJA) invite you to meet urban farmer Utsumi-san and learn about his orchard and urban vegetable farm located in Setagaya City. A short pre-recorded interview will be followed by live Q&A in this hybrid event. Located in the Japanese capital of Tokyo, Setagaya City shares much in common with Arlington, VA. From its trendy shopping districts, to restaurants and vibrant cultural landmarks our two cities are remarkably similar. Yet even in this urban environment, Setagaya farmers practice food production and make use of marginal space as an integrated and essential part of the local food system. We hope you will join us! お願いします
Date & time: Monday, August 29 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
In-person location: Fairlington Community Center, Multi-purpose 134, 3308 S Stafford St, Arlington, VA, 22206
Special guest: SJA’s Setagaya Partnership Committee is also hosting Tokyo Metropolitan Engei (Horticultural) High School Principal Naoto “Nick” Namikawa from August 27-30 and he will be at this event to talk about his school and agriculture-related education in Japan. Engei HS has been a sister high school of Arlington Career Center since 2018.