ARI Campus

ARI Main Building rebuilt
ARI has been rebuilding its facilities since the March 2011 earthquake.  One of the first new building was the Koinonia Community center / classroom / Library / Cafeteria / kitchen complex. It is the heart of community life at ARI and was dedicated September 23rd, 2012. 

The Farmshop was under construction when the earthquake struck and an office wing was added on to house the ARI main office staff.

The Men's dorm and the Men's Staff dorm were completed in 2013 in the same hill location where the old mens dorm was located.

This year a new 
multi-purpose facility for the farm section was built  with the tremendous support of United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR). It includes a bokashi making room, a flexible area for participants' summer projects, a farm equipment storage area, a biogas-fed cooking capability for processing components of the animal feed, and a cleaning facility for the fermented feed containers. All of this greatly enhances ARI's ability to sustainability use its resources.

This year 4 new staff buildings were completed on the ARI campus to replace the old staff houses. Three are single-story family homes and one is a two-story quadruplex of small 1-BR apartments, all for ARI staff.

The Oikos Chapel was re-constructed in 2014 from an old traditional Japanese farmhouse and more photos are available on the Oikos Chapel page

Many thanks to the many organizations who are contributing to the reconstruction of ARI after the 2011 earthquake.