Thursday, May 14, 2009

The One Straw Revolution

The One–Straw Revolution: An Introduction To Natural Farming        

By Masanobu Fukuoka

Japanese farmer Masanobu Fukuoka's case study for “do nothing” agriculture.       

“Mr. Fukuoka does not plow the soil or use prepared      compost.  He does not hold water in his rice fields throughout the growing season as farmers have done for centuries in the Orient and around the world.  The soil of his fields has been left unplowed for over twenty-five years, yet their yields compare favorably with those of the most productive Japanese farms.  His method of farming requires less labor than any other.  It creates no pollution and does not require the use of fossil fuels.”

While the book itself revolves around his farming practices, Fukuoka’s philosophies go far beyond the field and encompass our everyday lives and the need to return to nature.

Available at Amazon.com and your local library.


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