Verdant mountains covered with morning
The river flows meanderingly through the mountains@EEEE
The pond has been there for hundreds of years filled with water
to the brim. Yamada-En has been located since 1984 in these surroundings
and producing and supplying quality green tea to our customers
all over Japan. Yes, of course! We can offer on your request even
attitude toward future
We are now making efforts to foster continual
improvement and to upgrade environmental awareness by considering
ecological impact through our performance.
For the first step for our aim, we have obtained
the certification in ISO 14001 and JAS(Japanese Agricultural Standard)
Organic Certification this year.
to green leaves
He just wanted all drinking water to be boiled
as a hygienic precaution.
So his servant began to boil water while his master was taking
a rest on a hot summer day, over 5000 years ago in ancient China.
His name was Shen Nong, an emperor and a skilled
ruler, who was also a creative scientist full of curiosity.
On that day he was visiting a distant region
of his realm with his court.
He ordered the court to stop for a rest, and was enjoying a summer
breeze under a tree. Then a gust blew and some pieces of leaves
from th nearby bush fell into the boiling water for them to drink
and a brown liquid was infused into the water.
Shen Nong, as a scientist, was interested in
that new liquid, tried the brew, and found it very refreshing.
The aroma given from it made him more curious and alert.
He found the bush and named it "tea",
and took the bud and the fruit back home for study, and it was
widespread throughout China after that, and to Southeast Asia,
to Korea and Japan, and up to Europe via the Silk Road.
And nowadays "Tea ", which is pronounced
"Cha " in Pure Cantonese and "Tay " in Dialect
of Amoy, is one of the most prevailing non-alcoholic beverages
in the world.
to a green thumb
Just imagine you have your own garden to grow
your favorite vegetables such as carrots or lettuce. Yes, you
are a Sunday-farmer! How about strawberries for dessert?
Maybe you will try an organic gardening without
using chemical fertilizer or any poisonous pesticides. Because
you are worried about yourself or your family. And after the first
harvest you will make another plan to plant. And again and again
and again EEEE . The more you can get, the happier you will be,
It may be a little bit too technical but@EEEEE
Chemical fertilizers put your soil on a speed trip. But the availability
of more plant food than can be aaccepted disturbs the normal component
balance of the soil. Everything living in the soil gets pushed
way beyond its normal rhythm of life and humus stores are depleted.
To maintain fertail soil that is rich in organic
matter can be a help of pest control. Then healthy plants are
more resistant to virus and to insect invasion. So many aphides
are bred for the reason of the usage of pesticides because it
wipes out all their predetors.
So encourage and import predetors into your garden.
Ladybugs, praying mantes, lizards and birds all like to eat a
variety of small insects. It is effective to plant smelly flowers
such as marigold or chrysanthemum next to susceptible plants.
Even onions or garlic will do.
After several months of organic
gardening, you will have a greener thumb for sure!
to a green planet
They called her "hysterical", "a
fanatic defender of the cult of the balance of nature."
"If a man were to follow the teaching of
her, we would return to the Dark Age, and the insects and diseases
and vermin would once again inherit the earth," said Dr.
Robert White-Stevens to the public as a spokesman for the chemical
Thousands of dollars were spent trying to discredit
her book and herself, but no one factual error has ever been found
in the book. In response to the book, President Kennedy established
a special panel to study pesticides, and its report confirmed
On April 14, 1964, the Pensylvania native, a
marine biologist Rachel Carson died, following a long battle with
In her book "Silent Spring", published
in 1962 after nearly five-year researching and writing, Carson
warned that man's imperfect understanding of how biological agents
work was a recipe for disaster.
Her book, one of the landmark books of the twentieth
century for sure, focused on the poisons from pesticides, weed
killers, and other common products as well as the use of sprays
in agriculture, a practice that led to dangerous chemicals in
the food source.
Actually we have expanded our environmental impact
beyond the application of those toxicity of pesticides . Many
of these impacts, such as destruction of rain forests, depletion
of stratospheric ozone, air and water pollution, have global dimensions.
Well, have we improved ourselves since Silent
Spring? At any rate it is sure that her voice would never be silenced.