Masanobu Fukuoka’s manifesto about no-till farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge present a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. 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. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book “is valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical. It is an inspiring, necessary book about agriculture because it is not just about agriculture.” Trained as a scientist, Fukuoka rejected both modern agribusiness and centuries of agricultural practice, deciding instead that the best forms of cultivation mirror nature’s own laws. Over the next three decades, he perfected his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Whether you’re a guerrilla gardener or a kitchen gardener, dedicated to slow food, or simply looking to live a healthier life, you will find something here—you may even be moved to start a revolution of your own.
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Author: Fukuoka, Masanobu
Brand: Random House
- The One Straw Revolution An Introduction to Natural Farming
Number Of Pages: 200
Release Date: 02-06-2009
Package Dimensions: 8.0 x 5.0 x 0.6 inches