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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Hello, I just started reading up on Masanobu Fukuoka. He decided to create a concrete example of his understanding by applying it to agriculture. It was quickly translated into many other languages and Fukuoka-san became well known all over the world. But his book peramculture me a lot about gardening, and has clearly influenced the permaculture farming movement, too.

Problems arise when people try to improve upon nature and use nature strictly for human benefit. You are saying roundup is ok to use? Anyone who suggests that microbes eat roundup are disillusion at best! The five principles of natural farming are that: Christine Lilkendey on May 10, at And a seed balling workshop would be a very fine, inspirational and easy inaugral event to hold.

The idea for natural farming came to Fukuoka when he was about twenty five years old. This is a reflection of what is going on in the farmer’s head. His method requires less labor than any other, yet the yields in his rukuoka and fields compare permafulture with the most productive Japanese farms which use all the technical know-how of modern science.

In brief, it is philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted permacylture thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labour; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system.


I just came across a fukuka little snippet in The Road Back to Nature.

Fukuoka’s Farm – can I visit it, or one like it? (masanobu fukuoka forum at permies)

The ground is covered with a riotous mixture of weeds, vegetables, herbs and white clover. For many years he worked virtually alone in his work. Between Matsuyama and Uchiko there is enough to see and do to make it a pleasant long weekend away Fukuoka was the author of several Japanese books, scientific papers and other publications, and was featured in television documentaries and interviews from the s onwards.

Japan Spotlight Promenade section]. Among other practices, he abandoned pruning an area of citrus trees, which caused the trees to become affected by insects and tangled branches.

But your quote was perfect…somethings we can study too much on a topic where there exist such variability from one garden to the next when practicing organic gardening. Larry, do you know of any other farm which has emulated Fukuoka’s philosophy and techniques and which also welcomes tours?

He decided to quit his job, return to his home village and put his ideas into practice by applying them to agriculture. This section contains information of unclear or questionable importance or relevance to the article’s subject matter.

Natural farming and ;ermaculture share a profound debt to each other. Guest on May 10, at 4: InFukuoka married his wife Ayako, and they had five children together. Wild animals and birds come and go freely. Fukuoka-san’s farm is now being run by his oldest son, Masato.

What I Learned From Masanobu Fukuoka

As far as possible, Fukuoka was trying to take the human intellect out of the decision making process. No weeding means that weeds are not removed either by herbicides or by cultivation. Or did they do the same and I just did not read it! Perhaps Fukuoka, in his book The One Straw Revolutionhas best stated the basic philosophy of permaculture. Theodor Friedrich and Josef Kienzle of the Food fukuokaa Agriculture Organization opined that his rejection of mechanisation is not justifiable for modern agricultural production [33] and that the system cannot interact effectively with conventional fukuoak systems.


The point is, he had no preconceived idea of what would work the best. Search Search this site: The people I know who are practicing nf seem to prefer a low profile. Anitya by Anne Cooper — Land Art piece involving seed balls, unfired clay bowls, mulch, and time. Join the free Alderleaf eNewsletter:. This does not, however, mean nonintervention. The surrounding forest is the source of mushrooms, wild herbs and vegetables. He grows a crop of rice and one of barley every year.

Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. I am allowing weeds as an experiment having noticed my flowers do better when there are weeds.

When you use glyphosate as soon as that plant stops per,aculture and not delivering sugars to the fungi, it immediately puts out spores. The Six Keys to Wilderness Survival and monthly tips! The richer you make the soil, the better it grows.

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Rodale in the United States. The God Revolutionor Mu 1: When I took the Organic Master Gardener Course with Gaia College there was no point where the facilitator permacultude the book by Heide Hermary, Working with Nature advised to ditch organic practices and use chemicals. The poetry of the Seedball concept is simple, yet immense.

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This is paraphrased but it goes something like this, “People ask me if natural farming represents a return to the past.

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