Aloha, Friends of Second Nature Farm:


Thank you very much for all your support in 2023.

Since the farm officially opened on September 23, we have had many events for visitors to appreciate nature, food, health, and their lives. Through the Autumn Equinox Event, a celebration party for our friend’s recovery, the “From Fukuoka to the World” project for 15 high school students, and the Winter Solstice Event, where everybody enjoyed each seasonal landscape and fresh and tasty harvests in Hawaii. We want to express our sincere gratitude to all the participants who shared such joyful moments on the farm.

Leaning experience by 15 high school students from Fukuoka

High school students from a big city, Fukuoka, Japan enjoyed the new experiences of natural farming.

Chie’s cooking class in the Winter Solstice Event

Delicious desserts of ulu, kalo, and turmeric by Chie’s cooking class on the Winter Solstice Event

With your hearty support for the farm’s 3P purpose, “Produce healthy foods, preserve the ecosystem, and purify the body, mind, and spirit in harmony with Nature,” steadily expanding, the place has become more special. Gary and Takae were thrilled each time they saw the farm turning into a “magnetic field,” pulling like-minded people who sincerely appreciated Nature and their lives.

This year’s excitement peaked on December 19, just before the year-end.

As some of you may already know from our FaceBook ( and blog posts on our website, the electric power supply that we have longed for over the past three years has been finally installed into the farm!

Now, the farm is actually at the starting point of our business thanks to your support, without which we could not have reached this point. Thank you so very much.

In 2024, Second Nature Farm will move on to the next stage.

Putting more effort into cultivating healthy soil and crops, we are planning yoga and meditation programs in addition to the popular hands-on natural farming and healthy cooking classes. We hope our members have a meaningful time here in the coming year, too.

In closing, I wish you all a healthy, fruitful, and prosperous year 2024.


Second Nature, LLC
Gary and Takae

PS: If you were a guest visitor this year, why not take this opportunity to become a member and join us in developing our farm for the next generation? For more information, please click the link here. ( Mahalo.

Author of this article

日本の新聞社系週刊誌記者、第二電電(現KDDI)広報責任者を経て米国留学。「持続可能な発展」などの政策比較研究を行い2000年カリフォルニア大サンディエゴ校で太平洋国際関係研究修士号取得。ハワイで有機園芸業を行っていたGary E. Johnsonとの結婚を機に2005年ハワイへ移住。翻訳出版とヨガインストラクターを続けながらGaryと共同で、「健康な食の生産、体と心の浄化、自然生態系の保全」を目的(3Pモットー)にした「森林農業+ヨガ・瞑想」プロジェクトをオアフ島ワイマナロで推進している。

After working as a reporter for a weekly newspaper and as a public relations manager at Daini-Denden (now KDDI), she moved to the U.S. to study comparative policies, such as on “sustainable development.” In 2000, she received her M.A. in Pacific International Relations from the University of California, San Diego, and in 2005, she married Gary E. Johnson, an organic gardener in Hawaii. While continuing to work as a translator, publisher, and yoga instructor, she has been working together with Gary on the Agroforestry + Yoga/Meditation project in Waimanalo, Oahu, which aims to “produce healthy food, purify the body and mind, and preserve the natural ecosystem (3P motto).”