The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu FukuokaI legally downloaded the book in PDF form from http://www.soilandhealth.org/
This book made me realize that something else is possible.
The author writes that he is a farmer in Japan who gets rice yields that meet or eclipse the most highly productive regions in Japan, yet he:
- uses no artificial fertilizer
- does not plow
- does not sow seed but rather tosses it on the ground and forgets it
- does not weed
- does no insect control
- works far fewer hours than those who use the above
His descriptions of his methods are interwoven with his overall life philosophy, which seemed to echo Taoist and Buddhism themes more than anything else. I found this book very interesting. I think its translated from Japanese.
Korean Natural Farming/One Straw Revolution Manuals
Fukuoka developed ideas that went against the conventional grain Long before the American Michael Pollan, he was making the connections between intensive agriculture, unheal. Long before the American Michael Pollan, he was making the connections between intensive agriculture, unhealthy eating habits and a whole destructive economy based on oil. His holistic message is needed now more than ever as we search for new ways of approaching the environment, our community and life. It is time for us all to join his 'non-movement.
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He was a proponent of no-till , no-herbicide grain cultivation farming methods traditional to many indigenous cultures,  from which he created a particular method of farming, commonly referred to as "natural farming" or "do-nothing farming". Fukuoka was the author of several books, scientific papers and other publications, and was featured in television documentaries and interviews from the s onwards. He was an outspoken advocate of the value of observing nature's principles. Fukuoka was born on 2 February in Iyo, Ehime , Japan, the second son of Kameichi Fukuoka, an educated and wealthy land owner and local leader. He attended Gifu Prefecture Agricultural College and trained as a microbiologist and agricultural scientist , beginning a career as a research scientist specialising in plant pathology.
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