On Masanobu Fukuoka’s natural farm, healthy rice grows in harmony with white clover and a diversity of other plants. Birds, insects, and other wildlife have free access to the lands. In the orchards, clover and herbs, and many kinds of vegetables are grown in a semi-wild manner between the citrus trees.
Natural farming as practiced by Masanobu Fukuoka emphasizes the principles of no cultivation, no chemical fertilizers, and no chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. “When you get right down to it, there are few agricultural practices that are really necessary.”
A place for the discussion of developing natural farming techniques to suit the Pacific Northwest climate...and cultivating natural philosophy to suit Pacific Northwest people.
The One-Straw Revolution
His most well known book. Both a practical guide for growing rice, wheat, barley and vegetables in a natural way, and an introduction to his philosophy.
The Natural Way of Farming -
The Theory and Practice of Green Philosophy
A more detailed how-to guide for natural farming and philosophizing.
Available for free in PDF format online at:
The Road Back to Nature –
Regaining the Paradise Lost
Details his insights into the troubles facing the lands he visited in his travels, as well as other global environmental, and philosophical concerns.
Currently out of print. It is rumored that it will be republished in Summer of 2010.
Heather/ Walter / or anyone else...- Any recommendations on other downloads in the soil library that I / others might enjoy?
I also encourage support of the library - it looks like a valuable resource.
Spread the word to your farmer & food-forest & gardener friends!Just posted 2 blog entries: One is an interview with Larry Korn and the other is an article I wrote about Masanobu Fukuoka. Hope you enjoy them.
Here is a copy of the event posting for Larry Korn's visit.
The Theory and Practice of Masanobu Fukuoka's Natural Farming ~ Instructor Larry Korn
MONDAY May 10th
7 to 9pm,
Center for Expressive Arts and Experiential Education, 1317 Commercial St.
Asking $5 to $10 donation, no one turned away. Bring a garden tool in lieu of payment, help BUGS grow.