About us

Welcome to Niwamori
にわもり- 庭森 – Nara Bio Food Forest

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Hi, I’m Jerome, Furuichicho forest gardener, and I’m on a mission to replant Eden’s garden.

Check out the Niwamori presentation on Youtube: http://bit.ly/NiwamoriYoutube

I want to make Japan more self-sufficient in terms of food supply by encouraging the use of perennial plants combinations for a resilient ultra-local food system.

At Niwamori, we work on forest patches inside or just bordering the cities, and turn them into something similar to a Satoyama 里山, but more effective.

The forest garden system has been proven to be the most effective system for compact, intensive, 4 seasons production on 7 layers of growth. It is climate change proof, sequestrates a lot of carbon, and enhances soil life and biodiversity.

We would love to share our knowledge of permaculture and food forestry with you. Come and visit us to learn more, and even enjoy some “farm to table” food if you’re interested. Private classes and team building are also available upon request.

“Together we can take action towards a more sustainable future and learn from each other to train the next generation of Earth protectors.”

Check out our Airbnb profile for more information about housing possibilities

If you’re interested in learning more about the 6th extinction caused by industrial agriculture, Japan’s situation, and our local system to supply clean food for all, take a look at our presentation at Pecha-Kucha Kyoto: NiwamoriMoodboard

“Reconnect yourself to the original mission of Man on Earth:
Protect and multiply this planet biodiversity.”

Let’s work together towards a sustainable Japan. Get in touch by calling us at +81 (0)70 3928 1391 or emailing us at contact@niwamori.org.

And don’t forget to click here to get access to our FREE e-book (French version with images) with easy gardening abundance tips to help you grow abundance anywhere.

Thank you for considering Niwamori Nara Japan as a part of your journey towards sustainability!


Visit us

Discover Our Food Forest and Homestay: A Sustainable Retreat for Nature Lovers

Book a Food Forest experience with Jerome today!

One morning in Niwamori

  • Garden tour or workshop in the forest garden
  • In depth explanation of the food forest system
  • Hands-on if interested
  • Tasting
  • Lunch

One day in Nara with Jerome as your guide

  • Day tour
  • All the above, morning tour with Jerome in the forest garden
  • + Afternoon Tenri visit of temples

Book Jerome, for one day and one evening

  • 24h Deluxe tour
  • All the above, morning tour with Jerome in the forest garden
  • + Afternoon Tenri visit of temples
  • + Evening tour of Nara or Osaka

Book Our Garden-Facing Apartment Today

Looking for a relaxing getaway surrounded by nature? Look no further than our Japanese garden and forest-facing apartment. Our Airbnb listing offers a glimpse into our unique homestay experience. We are committed to ensuring your stay is unforgettable. For the best prices, call us directly.
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Discover our garden for a few hours
Join us for a tour of our stunning garden, where we showcase our passion for permaculture and sustainable living. Please call us to inquire about our tour schedules, as they may not be up to date on our website.
For the best prices call us directly.

Airbnb experiences

Looking for an authentic Japanese experience? Check out our Airbnb experiences, where you can immerse yourself in the culture and learn more about our unique homestay. Choose from our Samurai Mansion & Japanese Garden Forest or our Farm to Table Permaculture Workshop.

Samurai mansion & Japanese garden forest

Farm to table permaculture workshop


We offer a popular volunteering program for those who want to experience life in our food forest. Our workaway.info page has all the details you need to apply. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us directly


If you can’t commit to the minimum of two weeks required for our program, don’t worry! We may have day-to-day missions available, so give us a call to inquire. Working with trees, bushes, and veggies is a unique and rewarding experience that you won’t want to miss. Let’s spend a beautiful day outside in the forest garden.


Contact Us

Have questions about staying with us? Feel free to call us at the following numbers:
+81 70 3928 1391 – Jerome 🇫🇷🇮🇹🇬🇧🇯🇵🇨🇳🇩🇪🇵🇹🇪🇸
+81 90 8455 4069 – Hanako 🇯🇵🇬🇧🇨🇳


Creating Harmony with Nature: Jerome’s Journey into Food Forestry and Permaculture

An Interview with Jerome, Founder of Niwamori.org: Exploring the Beauty and Benefits of Food Forestry In this captivating interview, Leilani engages in a conversation with Jerome, the visionary behind Niwamori.org. Jerome shares his inspiring journey of transforming his traditional Japanese house and vast land into a thriving food forest. Discover the essence of permaculture, the …

Low-tech and the Amazon forest tribes: Lessons from my trip to the largest food forest on the planet.

In a world where resources are becoming scarcer and improving everyone’s lives is a challenge, low-tech solutions can play a significant role in agriculture, especially for people growing food at home. Low-tech machines can be created with easy-to-find parts that are standardized and available worldwide. Low-tech tools are tough and can be repaired easily. Unfortunately, …

Unlocking the Benefits of Agroforestry: Exploring the Living Carbon Cycle

Today, I would like to talk to you about agroforestry and the living carbon cycle. Have you ever wondered what to do with the garden branches of trees in your garden? Or what to do with the seemingly useless trees and plants? The answer lies in understanding the regeneration of soil. Trees growing in your …


Grow Your Mini Eden Garden on a Balcony

Learn How to Grow Compact Abundance Anywhere

GIF artwork by Manzati showcasing the four stages of gardening: digging, seeding, watering, and growing.
Immerse yourself in the ‘Cycle of Life’ – art courtesy Alconic.it

Do you dream of growing your own food but don’t have a backyard or a big garden? No worries, we have the solution! At Niwamori.org, we believe that everyone can grow their own mini Eden garden, even on a balcony or in the middle of the city.

“When I started two years ago, I would have never imagined how fast my garden would change. Looking back at today’s abundance, I still can’t believe it was so easy” J. Floerke, founder of Niwamori.org

Grow your mini Eden garden on a Balcony!
Download our FREE e-book, brought to you by the French University of Food Autonomy, and learn how to grow compact abundance anywhere. Click here to get your copy.

We are Eden gardeners. What are you waiting for?
What we offer:

  • Expert advice on how to grow a food forest on limited spaces
  • PDF learning material to help you get started
  • Workshops and lectures to deepen your knowledge
  • The dates and places where Jerome is going to speak in public

Contact us: Send us an email and learn more about:

  • What you can do
  • What we can do for you
  • How to make a difference in your community

Don’t wait any longer, start growing your own mini Eden garden today!

Donate a tree

Here at Niwamori, we aim to bring back nature to the middle of the city. If you wish to support Jerome’s work, you can send your donations to this account.

We’ll use the money to buy and propagate trees, and share their fruits with the community and neighbors.

Donation menu:

  • 20,000 yen = Creation and delivery of a multi-layer garden box as explained in this free-to-download e-book including a video testimony of the family receiving it.
  • 3,000 yen = New tree planted in your name.
  • 1,000 yen = New berry bush planted in your name.
  • 500 yen = New seeds for the forest garden.