ICA's project is to provide horticultural activities to rebuild communities in temporary housing in Okuma and Futaba in Fukushima. With your donation, ICA will provide horticultural activities, and also provide counseling and community developing training to those in need. The project can boost community morale and hope will increase in both mind and soul. What ICA needs now is your help in funding to continue this project.
On March 11 2011 at 2:46 PM, the 8.9 magnitude Earthquake that triggered the devastating Tsunami caused what is now known as the "Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident". This is the second worst nuclear incident in the entire history of nuclear power. Fukushima is still recovering from the mass destruction and Nuclear radiation poisoning. Eight years later approximately 40,000 people have not yet been able to return home, and the sense of community is still yet to be reestablished.
ICA Japan is raising money to provide seeds and other horticultural materials needed to grow crops including fruits, vegetables, and flowers. From 2013-2019, this project was originally funded by Theravada Buddhist Association (TBA), but ICA still wishes to continue this project. The city of Minamisoma and Namie town in Fukushima have already seen great results from this project. With your help, ICA hopes to continue this project in Okuma and Futaba town in Fukushima.
There are already evident results from Minamisoma and Namie from this project, and we hope to do the same results in Okuma and Futaba. ICA hopes for the local residents to move back into their homes, create new communities, and increase morale. By reconnecting them to nature through "healing art" - creative practices such as planting flowers/gardening to get them out of the house and give them a sense of purpose. By doing this, they will be able to reconnect with not only nature, but themselves.