Sunday, February 24, 2013

The One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka

A man way ahead his time, Masanobu Fukuoka wrote "The One Straw Revolution" in 1975; his book has been translated into over 20 languages and sold more than one million copies.
The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (New York Review Books Classics)

His philosophy and the Four Principles of Natural Farming are:
  • No cultivation
  • No chemical fertilizer or prepared compost
  • No weeding by tillage and herbicides
  • No pruning of fruit trees
  • No dependence on chemicals

From just this one straw ... a Revolution could begin.
Masanobu Fukuoka
Unless people can become natural people, 
there can be neither natural farming nor natural food.
Masanobu Fukuoka

To the extent that people separate themselves from Nature, 
they spin further and further from the Centre.
Masanobu Fukuoka

Natural Farming is not simply a way of growing crops; 
it is the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
Masanobu Fukuoka

The One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka.

An understanding of Nature lies beyond the reach of human intelligence.
Masanobu Fukuoka

Permaculture seeds balls, Fukuoka style.

Masanobu Fukuoka legendary visit to India

Masanobu Fukuoka in Greece (1998)

Keywords to continue your own research: “permaculture”, “seed balls”, “Natural farming”, "Do-Nothing Farming", "Guerilla gardening"

Friday, November 2, 2012

Pinterest business account?

Pinterest formally announced that businesses are now able to create commercial accounts … of course with new Terms of Service and a conversion feature for existing members.

 I like Pinterest (here is our account) but I am not sure how this would work in the long term … so far there are no differences between these services and no visual indication that you are running a “business account” … what I am trying to say is that I don’t want to lose pins and friends just because people would hesitate to re-pin your “business content.”

How long ‘till we’ll start to see “filters” buttons to block “business accounts”?! 

Pinterest is not the first social media company to do this (have different accounts for people and companies), Facebook being another example. How do you “like” the Facebook business page?!?!

Anyhow, it’s worth taking a look at how businesses would use this social networking:
Time Magazine, General Electric, Allrecipes,  even Etsy is using Pinterest now … hmmm.

This is our ScentedLeaf Profile Widget, don't be shy, click on it ;-)

... this is our Geranium and Pelargonium Pinterest Board:

... and this is the miniature Garden and Bonsai Board widget.

Will you create a Pinterest account for your business? Let me know your thoughts. 


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