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"


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