Every so often I read Masanobu Fukuoka’s The One Straw Revolution to about gardening, and has clearly influenced the permaculture farming movement, too. Fukuoka’s approach is considered one of the key inspirations to both the organic farming and permaculture movements. This approach does not use. This is a fairly recent video about the Natural Farming pioneer Masanobu Fukuoka () that was produced by one of his former.

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In Fukuoka’s words, it requires the abandoning of the “logical approach.

One-Straw Revolution

Fukuoka re-invented and advanced the use of clay seed balls. The next year he returned to Europe, visiting Mallorca.

For many years he worked virtually alone in his work. Instead of plowing to get rid of weeds dukuoka learned to control them with a ground cover of white clover and a mulch of barley straw.

Check out the Permaculture Design Course. The surrounding forest is the source of permacupture, wild herbs and vegetables. Join the free Alderleaf eNewsletter:. SRBSeptember Vegetables grown this way stronger and gradually revert to the form of their semi-wild ancestors.

His farming was based in a philosophy of working with the natural cycles and processes of the natural world, rather than forcing them to do what he wanted them to when he wanted them to, as is so often done with conventional farming. There is a student of fukuoka that is philosopher and agriculturist too.

I can think of several reasons why that was so. I liked their methods of research as they did several trials in different locations with different weeds and different veg: My Thoughts Masanobu Fukuoka was an interesting guy. After a few years with Fukuoka-sensei I can barely stand permaculutre look at them. You know that feeling where you walk into someone’s house for the first time and you feel like you already know them by how they have decorated, the colors they used, what they have hanging on the walls, and the pegmaculture in their bookshelf?


Shame on you for calling your self an Organic Gardener. With soil tests we have conducted even after 6 months the soil was dead.

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Would I use either? Or did they do the same and I just did not read it! It has many different plant and species, maximizes surface area, contains solar sunlight “traps” and maintains a natural balance of insect populations.

Menzies Centre for Australian Studies. An attractive countryside would be one that is all neat and tidy. He immediately resigned from his post as a research scientist, returning to his family’s farm on the island of Shikoku in southern Japan. Hello, I just started reading up on Masanobu Fukuoka. They are destroyed by chemicals and salt based fertilizers. The next year saw him participate in official meetings in Japan associated with the Earth Summit in Rio, Brazil, and in he returned to Africa, sowing seeds in desert areas of Tanzaniaobserving baobab trees and jungle country.

Still, in Japan he was little noticed. Masanobu Fukuoka Photo credit. All of these are certainly good practices that I generally follow.

Masanobu Fukuoka

These are all being broadcast along our riparian zones, swales and future shelter belts. Gardenermonk on May 11, at May or may not be appropriate for your situation. Seedbombs the size of mandarins, which contain the beginnings of a field of wildflowers, or a hardy herb patch, or a bunch of soil-conditioning legumes.

Is there a lot of natural farming in Japan? They’re not going Back to Eden There, the animals, tall trees and shrubs are living together in harmony. Fukuoka-san’s farm is now being run by his oldest son, Masato.


A wop bop a lu bob a womp bam boom. Bacteria have the chemical cycles that are destroyed by Roundup, so they die.

He is quite busy just taking care of all the things he needs to do, so Masato has asked that people please not come to the farm to visit. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system ….

Rather, it works through supporting the systems that already help keep it in balance. Some areas of straw-mulched cropping continue to produce grains and vegetables. The farm is now [ when? There is a patience needed for this method — call it stealth sowing.

Hmm, makes you think right? He thought chemical fertilizers and compost to be generally not in line with nature.

He was a proponent of no-tillno-herbicide grain cultivation farming methods traditional to many indigenous cultures, [1] from which he created a particular method of farming, commonly referred to as “natural farming” or “do-nothing farming”.

FromFukuoka began to practise and experiment with new techniques on organic citrus orchards and peraculture the observations gained to develop the idea of “Natural Farming”. Anitya by Anne Cooper — Land Art piece involving seed balls, unfired clay bowls, mulch, and time. The One-Straw Revolution wasn’t much of a hit here in Georgia — there was only one copy in the entire GA library system!

I admit, when I first went to his farm in I was skeptical. Stuff is banned all the time. The idea for natural farming came to Fukuoka when he was about twenty five years old.