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.
|Published (Last):||27 August 2009|
|PDF File Size:||3.22 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||13.66 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Recapitulation -Journeying [around Earth] with clay seed balls- ] -biographical notes on page 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.
I was fortunate to have a good deal of free time, which I spent in the research laboratory, carrying out investigations in my specialty of plant pathology. Gravel culture, sand culture, and hydroponics are getting more popular all the time. At the testing center I became a supervisor in the scientific agriculture division, and in research devoted myself to increasing wartime food productivity.
The One-Straw Revolution Quotes
As it was a private room, people hardly ever looked in. All three methods natural, traditional, and chemical yield comparable harvests, but differ markedly in their effect on the soil.
This book is a tradition that whole humanity should follow for the sake of humanity. Could there be anything better than living simply and taking it easy?
They think they know what green is. Then when it starts to rain and the ceiling begins to rot away, he hastily climbs up to mend the damage, rejoicing in the end that he has accomplished a miraculous solution. Take a look at these fields xtraw rye and barley. The small beds were tidied up as if they were the family altars. I could only think of this concept of non- usefulness as being of great benefit to the world’, and particularly the present world which is moving so rapidly in the opposite direction.
Masanobu Fukuoka – Wikipedia
I have to give the farmers credit. Steep and otherwise marginal land can be brought into production without danger of erosion. The mountain is rich with wild herbs and vegetables. I wait patiently for the plant to develop and mature at its own pace. Whenever there was a lull in our work schedule, I travelled to other parts of the country, stopping at farms and communes, working part-time along the way.
But I think an understanding of nature lies beyond the reach of human intelligence. Very often, the land is abandoned.
In October, after the rice is harvested and the next year’s seed is sown, straw is scattered across the field. After a few years I came to the conclusion that this method is not only physically exhausting, but, as far as improving the soil is concerned, is just plain useless. Sprouts had already appeared from the logged stumps and, as time passed, Japanese pampas grass, cogon grass, and bracken began to thrive.
I have found that where these pellets are covered with straw, the seeds germinate well and will not rot even in years of heavy rainfall. From then until harvest, a time of heavy labor for the traditional farmer, the only jobs in Mr. Life and death are one.
InFukuoka married his wife Ayako, and they had five children together. These people are in for a big surprise. If all the farmers in Japan got together and started to put all the straw back on their fields, the result would be fukuokq enormous amount of compost returned to the earth.
I remember a few years ago when somebody came rushing over to the house early one morning revooution ask me if I had covered my fields with a silk net or something. Retrieved from ” https: My father was shocked. Fukuoka checks the germination of the fall-sown seed and broadcasts more pellets as needed. I ask, instead, that they simply live in nature and apply themselves to their daily work.
Fukuoka purposely has his students live in this semi-primitive manner, as he himself has lived for many years, because he believes that this way of life develops the sensitivity necessary to farm by his natural method. In seeding winter grain, the usual method is to sow the seeds and then cover them with soil. Straw Helps to Cope with Weeds and Sparrows Ideally, one quarter acre will provide about pounds of barley straw.
I was finally released from the hospital, but I could not pull myself out of my depression.