One-Straw Revolutionary is the first book to offer an intimate look at the philosophy and work of one of natural farming’s most influential practitioners—Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka.
Mr Fukuoka (1913 – 2008) wrote the international bestselling book The One Straw Revolution (1978), a manifesto on his approach to no-till agriculture that requires no machinery, no chemicals, no prepared compost, and very little weeding or pruning. When it was first published, the book presented a radical challenge to the global systems that supply the World’s food.
In One-Straw Revolutionary, Larry Korn distills his experience of more than thirty-five years of study with Mr. Fukuoka. He clearly distinguishes natural farming from other form of agriculture, such as organic farming and permaculture, and explains how natural farming can be used practically in areas such as personal growth and development, and for leading a richer and more fulfilling life.
One-Straw Revolutionary offers readers a rare insight into natural farming and what Mr. Fukuoka was like as a person. It explains how simple farming naturally actually is and why it offers our only real for re-establishing a wholesome relationship with the earth.