One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukoaka

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One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukoaka

Post: #220824 skiesabove
Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:28 pm

What can I say, it is a permaculture must-read. The art of doing nothing. Of superlowmaintance farming without plowing, tilling, pesticides, herbicides, promoting the plants natural strength and letting nature do what she does best =).

http://gyanpedia.in/tft/Resources/books/onestraw.pdf
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Re: One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukoaka

Post: #220827 niknik
Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:31 pm

Thanks for that...looks good... will read some more tomorrow

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Re: One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukoaka

Post: #220833 frozenthunderbolt
Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:43 am

It is good, and the principles are interesting though you must remember it is regionally specific. A great read none the less
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Re: One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukoaka

Post: #220843 The Riff-Raff Element
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:02 am

frozenthunderbolt wrote:It is good, and the principles are interesting though you must remember it is regionally specific. A great read none the less


This is true, though some of the approaches should translate to most climate zones. A fine example of how we could potentially feed ourselves in a post-hydrocarbon world.

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Re: One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukoaka

Post: #220884 skiesabove
Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:18 pm

Alternating rice and winter grain on the same field is prob not possible in europe (def not for me), no, but growing veggies among your fruittrees, returning the fosfor you take away (such as returning all the straw to the grain field) and using chickens for pest control are all sound :P.

I also like the thought of not plowing. I actually had a think about that the other day, before I heard of this dude, it seemed like a lot of labour and a lot of danger involved in baring the earth. I will definitely try to grow some type of grain using his method, starting on a very small area, a couple of square meters.
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