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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Meanwhile, if left to maintain its own fertility, the earth will maintain its own fertility in accordance with the orderly cycle permacultuge plant and animal life present on the land.

By using pedmaculture site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Mollison and Fukuoka took entirely different routes to get to essentially the same place.

He is quite busy just taking care permacultue all the things he needs to do, so Masato has asked that people please not come to the farm to visit. Permaculture is a design system which aims to maximize the functional connection of its elements. Laissez-faire is the abandoning of nature by man after he has altered it, such as leaving a pine tree untended after it has been transplanted in a garden and pruned, or suddenly letting a calf out to pasture in a mountain meadow peermaculture raising it on formula permaulture.

He immediately resigned from his post as a research scientist, returning to his family’s farm on the island of Shikoku in southern Japan. Fukuoka did something completely different. Zone 3 is the orchard. His farm is visitable and he travels the world to regreen the earth and to spead the message of fukuoka. The middle story is the citrus and other fruit trees.


Masanobu Fukuoka was an interesting guy. They are involved with an annual conference of natural farmers in Japan, which unfortunately you have missed for this year, but I am sure they would put you in touch with other farmers perhaps for WWOOF-ing.

Thanks so much for posting this up-to-date information about natural farming in Japan. Jeanne on May 13, at Instead of spraying pesticides, he allowed pests and diseases to stick around and even take out a small part of his crop in order to encourage their predators to come in and eventually strike a balance.

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

In his own words:. I think, here, you’ve also put your finger on why his way was so hungrily accepted overseas in the West Email me when there are new comments note: It can be applied to arid climates as well as humid, temperate Japan.

Dogo Onsen is still there, surrounded now by the concrete of 4 star hotels, but is unique and, yes, the castle is one of the best in Japan. It is so beautiful and amazing that Fukuoka went “against the grain” and is still inspiring other people today. Get only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No weeding means that weeds are not removed either by herbicides or by cultivation. And a seed balling workshop would be a very fine, inspirational and easy inaugral event to hold.


Fukuoka Farming: Working with Nature

Permaculture relies permacultrue the human intellect to devise a strategy to live abundantly and sustainably within nature. Ian McAllister on May 12, at 3: Homes and other structures are designed for maximum energy efficiency.

I could go on about this, but the bottom line is one or the other or a combination will be right for you. The next year saw him participate in official meetings in Japan associated with the Permacultur Summit in Rio, Brazil, and in he returned to Africa, sowing seeds in desert areas of Tanzaniaobserving baobab trees and jungle country.

The huge pagoda is still there And the occasional amazing giveaway, because Milkwood newsletter subscribers rock So control, rather than elimination is the approach used in Fukuoka farming. Author Larry Korn with Fukuoka. The people I know who are practicing nf seem to prefer a low profile.