One-Straw Revolutionary: The Philosophy and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka

One-Straw Revolutionary: The Philosophy and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka

Larry Korn

One-Straw Revolutionary represents the 1st observation at the paintings of the past due eastern farmer and thinker Masanobu Fukuoka (1913 – 2008), largely thought of to be traditional farming’s so much influential practitioner. Mr. Fukuoka might be so much recognized for his bestselling ebook The One-Straw Revolution (1978), a manifesto at the significance of no-till agriculture, which used to be on the time of book an intensive problem to the worldwide structures that offer the world’s nutrition, and nonetheless evokes readers this present day. Larry Korn, who apprenticed with Mr. Fukuoka in Japan on the time, translated the manuscript and taken it to the U.S., realizing it should switch the dialog approximately meals endlessly. The One-Straw Revolution, edited by means of Korn and Wendell Berry, was once a right away overseas luck, and proven Mr. Fukuoka as a number one voice within the struggle opposed to traditional commercial agriculture. during this new booklet, via his personal own narrative, Larry Korn distills his adventure of greater than thirty-five years of analysis with Mr. Fukuoka, residing and dealing on his farm on Shikoku Island, and touring with Mr. Fukuoka to the U.S. on six-week visits.  

One-Straw Revolutionary is the 1st ebook to appear deeply at traditional farming and in detail speak about the philosophy and paintings of Mr. Fukuoka. as well as giving his own suggestions approximately common farming, Korn broadens the dialogue through stating common farming’s kinship with the methods of indigenous cultures and conventional jap farming. even as, he essentially distinguishes ordinary farming from other kinds of agriculture, together with clinical and natural agriculture and permaculture. Korn additionally clarifies mostly held misconceptions approximately normal farming in methods Western readers can without difficulty comprehend. And he explains how ordinary farming can be utilized virtually in parts except agriculture, together with own development and development.

The e-book follows the writer on his travels from one back-to-the-land commune to a different within the nation-state of Nineteen Seventies Japan, a trip that at last led him to Mr. Fukuoka’s ordinary farm. Korn’s description of his time there, in addition to touring with Mr. Fukuoka in the course of his visits to the us, deals an extraordinary, within examine Mr. Fukuoka’s lifestyles. Readers will savor this own perception into one of many world’s best agricultural thinkers.

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