The One-Straw Revolution is copyrighted and in print. You can find it here on Amazon or here from New York · Review of Books. You may also be interested in . 41 quotes from The One-Straw Revolution: ‘I do not particularly like the word ‘ work.’ Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think tha. The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (New York Review Books Classics) [Masanobu Fukuoka, Larry Korn, Wendell Berry, Frances.

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He will sometimes also quote from the Bible and bring up points of Judeo-Christian philosophy and theology to illustrate what he is saying or to stimulate discussion. Nematodes feed on a fungus within the tree’s trunk. He will know that the seeds were sprouted naturally and not transplanted, that the plant could not have been grown in a lot of water, and that chemical fertilizer was not applied.

The yield of his winter grain crop is often higher than that of either the traditional farmer or the chemical farmer who both use the ridge and furrow method of cultivation. Among other practices, he abandoned pruning an area of citrus trees, which caused the trees to become affected hhe insects and tangled branches. Showing of 39 reviews. From then on it appeared often in print and was introduced to the public at large on radio and television programs many times, but nobody paid much attention to it.

Woodlands remain along with orchards, including some areas fukuokz wild vegetables still growing amongst them. The strqw principles of natural farming are that: The tree will bear fruit every year and there is no need to prune. The irony is that science has served only to show how small human knowledge is.

I used to drop the seeds into tiny holes in the soil, or into furrows without covering them with soil, but I experienced many failures with both methods. Sparrows have caused me a lot of headaches. I think it could safely be said that from the experience of that morning my life changed completely.


When I returned from the testing center, I tried doing this revolurion my own orchard. Laissez-faire is the abandoning of nature by man after he has altered it, such as leaving a pine tree untended after it has been transplanted in a garden and pruned, or suddenly letting a calf out to pasture in a mountain meadow after raising it on formula milk.

The rice seedlings are trampled by the feet of the harvesters but soon recover. When I asked the owner about this, he said he had used the field over the winter as a dump for chicken manure. Fukuoka’s farm for several months on that first visit, working in the fields and in the citrus orchard. As the breeze blew up from below the bluff, the morning mist suddenly disappeared. The fundamental distinction is that Mr.

Fukuoka had little contact with anyone outside his village. Water is then allowed to stand in the field for a week or ten days.

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To spend my life farming, growing rice and winter grain — this was the course upon which I settled. It works well in Japan where there is a humid climate with rain dependably falling throughout the spring months.

Between mid-November and mid-December is a good time to broadcast the pellets containing the rice seed among the young barley or rye plants, but they can also be broadcast in spring. It has only served to separate man from nature.

If you show a rice plant from my field to a farmer he will know immediately that it looks as a rice plant should and that it has the ideal shape. If you do not try to make food delicious, you will find that nature has made it so. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Check date values in: During the rice harvest, the sprouted seeds are trampled by the feet of the harvesters, but recover in no time at all.

In nightly wanderings above the bluff and beside the harbor, I could find no relief. Thinking about this later, I realized that it was the close-up profile shot I had taken; it probably showed some wrinkles in her face. Archived from the original on If growth is held back while the plant is young, the top leaf or the second leaf often becomes longest and a large harvest is still obtained.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Trees weaken and are attacked by insects to the extent that they deviate from the natural form. After I had developed the film, I showed the prints to a friend and asked if he recognized her. Others, led to it by hearsay of its philosophy, will be surprised to find it full of practical knowhow about growing rice and winter grain, citrus fruit, and garden vegetables on a Japanese farm.

At fukupka time Japanese tye was moving with determination in exactly the opposite direction. For small rice plants, such as those grown in my fields, 2, pounds of straw yields 2, pounds of revolutionn.

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I discussed this with Kyoto University Professor Iinuma recently. That which was viewed as primitive and backward is now unexpectedly seen to be far ahead of modern science. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world.

But in the five or six years since the professor from the research station came to visit here, there have been few changes in Kochi Prefecture. I could hear the small birds chirping in the trees, and see the distant waves glistening in the rising sun.

I have made a lot of mistakes while experimenting over the years and have experienced failures of all kinds. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. But the assurance that I know this one thing has not changed since that time. One of the most interesting trees, though not a native, is the Morishima acacia. Most of it is used to buy soy sauce, vegetable oil, and other necessities which are impractical to produce on a small scale.