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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Join the free Alderleaf eNewsletter: The five principles of natural farming are that: Yoshikazu Kawaguchi runs the so called ‘Akame Natural Farming School’ quite near to Osaka and has classes most weekend. Nature contained in concrete ‘tank trap’ irrigation drains, hemmed in and ordered like the people. What is remarkable is that Fukuoka’s natural farming and permaculture should resemble each other so closely despite their nearly opposite approaches.

Masanobu Fukuoka’s Natural Farming and Permaculture

Now my rice growing is simply sowing seed and spreading straw, but it has taken me more than thirty years to reach this simplicity. Wikiquote has quotations related to: The One Straw Revolution: Conrad Hein on May 10, at 3: A Fundamental PrincipleHanley Paul.

His method creates no pollution and does not require fossil fuels. Inhe spent 40 days in Somalia and Ethiopiasowing seeds to re-vegetate desert areas, including working in remote villages and a refugee camp.

Masanobu Fukuoka

Permsculture method is now commonly used in guerilla gardening to rapidly seed restricted or private areas. The host, Richard Reynolds, also has the best hair. The poetry of the Seedball concept is simple, yet immense. The next year saw him participate in official meetings in Japan associated with the Earth Summit in Rio, Brazil, and in he returned to Africa, sowing seeds in desert areas of Tanzaniaobserving baobab trees and jungle country.


Feel permacukture to debate amongst yourselves — just please be respectful of each other. Strange how that worked out. Zone 2 is his grain fields.

I’d say the aesthetic of ‘kirei’ had a lot to do with it too Individuality and creative thinking are not particularly prized in Japan as it is here in the west. I could go on about this, but the bottom line is one or the other or a combination will be right for you. Receive a free copy of our course brochure and Core Programs Catalog: Perhaps Fukuoka, in his book The One Straw Revolutionhas best stated the basic philosophy of permaculture.

No weeding means that weeds are not removed either by herbicides or by cultivation. The key word here is design.

Masanobu Fukuoka – Wikipedia

He is like fukuoka He has his own jungle farm. Who used to have an extensive website on the subject called seedball. This involves using straw mulch, a ground cover of white clover inter-planted with the crops, and also temporarily flooding his fields to effectively control weeds.

Claudia on May 10, at 5: Fukuoka-san’s farm is now being run by his oldest son, Masato. All of these are certainly good practices that I generally follow. Dry subtropical Mediterranean – My project However loud I tell it, this is never a truth, only my experience Thanks, Phil, I appreciate all your help immensely. Return from Fukuoka Farming back to Permaculture Articles.


This section contains information of unclear or questionable importance or relevance to the article’s subject matter. Interesting that most commenters are focusing on the glyphosate issue from Mr. Would like your opinion, Phil. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Masanobu Fukuoka. Photo by Deanna Nichols.

Fukuoka’s Farm – can I visit it, or one like it? (masanobu fukuoka forum at permies)

The middle story is the citrus and other fruit trees. He worked at the Plant Inspection Division of the Yokohama Customs Bureau in as an agricultural customs inspector. To other farmers in Psrmaculture he was considered an eccentric at best. Flying is possible but scores you negative eco points. 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 fu,uoka other heroic-sounding lumps of clay with seeds in.

There is a student of fukuoka that is philosopher and agriculturist too. The farm also features an orchard area of ginkgo trees, shiitake mushroom crops growing on tree logs in shady woodland, and plantings of limesgrapefruitsfeijoasavocados and mangoes.