The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (New York Review Books Classics)

The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (New York Review Books Classics)


name it “Zen and the paintings of Farming” or a “Little eco-friendly Book,” Masanobu Fukuoka’s manifesto approximately farming, consuming, and the boundaries of human wisdom offers an intensive problem to the worldwide platforms we depend on for our nutrition. while, it's a religious memoir of a guy whose leading edge method of cultivating the earth displays a deep religion within the wholeness and stability of the flora and fauna. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the ebook “is invaluable to us since it is straight away functional and philosophical. it really is an inspiring, priceless e-book approximately agriculture since it is not only approximately agriculture.”

Trained as a scientist, Fukuoka rejected either smooth agribusiness and centuries of agricultural perform, determining in its place that the easiest sorts of cultivation replicate nature’s personal legislation. Over the following 3 many years he perfected his so-called “do-nothing” method: common sense, sustainable practices that every one yet put off using insecticides, fertilizer, tillage, and maybe most importantly, wasteful effort.

Whether you’re a guerrilla gardener or a kitchen gardener, devoted to sluggish nutrients or just seeking to stay a more healthy lifestyles, you'll find anything here—you may also be moved to begin a revolution of your individual.

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