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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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. The “one mountain top, many paths” adage seems to apply here. What was the total acreage of Masanobu’s land?

Peraculture, his fields and crops looked completely different than everyone elses fields with weeds and clover growing everywhere and insects of all kinds flying and crawling about. Archived from the original PDF on 1 February There were years when his experiments resulted in almost a total crop loss, but in small areas things worked out well.

One-Straw Revolution

The many examples of permaculture throughout the world show that a natural farming system is truly universal. The seed bombs were made available to permaclture visitors to take and throw somewhere they felt needed native plants, and in the process they assisted me with my project.

Inhe spent 40 days in Somalia and Ethiopiasowing seeds to re-vegetate desert areas, including working in remote villages and a refugee camp. He saw that nature was perfect just as it is. Menzies Centre for Australian Studies. To other farmers in Japan he was considered an eccentric at best.


Until Bill Mollison read The One-Straw Revolution he said he had no idea of how to include grain growing in his permaculture designs.

Possible advice for our Texan friend would be to apply AMF to soil after each tillage operation. Now Roundup has joined the attack. The surrounding forest is the source of mushrooms, wild herbs and vegetables.

Bacteria have the chemical cycles that are destroyed by Roundup, permaculturee they die. FromFukuoka began to practise and experiment with new techniques on organic citrus orchards and used the observations gained to develop the idea of “Natural Farming”.

All the agricultural models involved plowing the soil, a practice he does permaculturf agree with. His “school” are a lot of old fields up in the countryside.

Masanobu Fukuoka’s Natural Farming and Permaculture

This multi-tiered orchard area came about through a natural evolution rather than conscious design. Thank you Before we can sign you up to the Milkwood Newsletter we need a little more information.

He lets the vegetables find their own location, often in areas he would have least have expected. He was the first guy to really do a lot of research on mycorrhizal fungi. As a result, he came up with 4 main principles: Dr Huber is known to duck and leave the room when challenged. I am not sure if it permacukture open or by permacuoture but it is certainly in Japanese.


It only takes three days in a good Texas soil to get rid of Roundup, but it can take up to 18 months in Canada, where the soils are cold. Make sure if you use this option to donate, to keep this resource breathing.

Since Fukuoka got the ball rolling, so to speak, many others have since been getting their hands dirty and producing seed balls, seed bombs, seed grenades and other heroic-sounding lumps of clay with seeds in.

Masanobu Fukuoka – Wikipedia

As far vukuoka possible, Fukuoka was trying to take the human intellect out of the decision making process. FromFukuoka travelled the world extensively, giving lectures, working directly to plant seeds and re-vegetate areas, and receiving a number of awards in various countries in recognition of his work and achievements.

It has many different plant and species, maximizes surface area, contains solar sunlight “traps” and maintains a natural balance of insect populations. If I recall I think it’s called Dogo onsen. He is an organic farmer and is not as interested in teaching as his father was. Would like your opinion, Phil. Or not at all. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.