How to support us

Voluntary Help Thank you very much for the previous volunteer help for Shumei Steinfurth. There is a lot of work on the field in which you can help, for example harvesting and weeding.   Donations Donate to carry out our charitable work. Our bank account is: Shumei Germany e.V. Frankfurter Sparkasse IBAN number. DE14 5005 […]


Since 2015 Shumei Steinfurth has been a member of the organisation “WWOOF”, which allows travelers in 100 countries to help on organic farms for board and lodging and to mutually benefit from the exchange. For more information, see the websites of WWOOF in each country.   In 2015, Shumei Steinfurth had 38 WWOOFers from Germany, the Netherlands, […]

Steinfurth veg box scheme

Between June and November we deliver our vegetable boxes every Wednesday to addresses around Steinfurth and in Frankfurt. Furthermore, it is possible to pick up boxes at our site (Wednesdays, 11 am – 1 pm & 5 pm – 6 pm).   In the main harvest season (around July to November) we deliver every week, otherwise […]

Berlin projects

Since December 2015 we have been having a partnership with a farmer in Berlin.   Christian Heymann   Christian Heymanns enterprise “SpeiseGut” is part of a community-supported agriculture network and certified by the organic association “Naturland”. He grows old varieties of vegetables and potatoes and markets his products through the soldiery agriculture network, individual stores of the […]

Team & Directions

OUR TEAM     Toshihito Iimuro Field Manager Toshihito is from a rural village in Yamanashi prefecture (140 km from Tokyo). He became a Shumei employee in 2007 and came to Germany in 2011 with the dream of making the philosophy of Shumei Natural Agriculture known in other countries. Through practising Natural Agriculture on a daily […]

History in Germany

  In Germany Shumei has been active since 1994 under the direction of Seiji Tajima Sensei in Frankfurt. In Berlin, Shumei has been active since 2003 under the direction of Takashi Hoshiyama. Since 2003 there has been a model farm near Steinfurth / Bad Nauheim where vegetables are grown on 2.5 ha. The former Shumei […]