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Agriculture, Society and Economy
Backing away from industrial monoculture

The One-Straw Revolution ... The seminal natural farming book, The One-Straw Revolution, by Masanobu Fukuoka, was published by Rodale Press in 1978.

COMMENTARY

Peter Burgess

http://www.onestrawrevolution.net/

The One-Straw Revolution

The seminal natural farming book, The One-Straw Revolution, by Masanobu Fukuoka, was published by Rodale Press in 1978.

Larry Korn, a student of Fukuoka's, helped translate and edit the English language version of The One-Straw Revolution. Larry has continued to promote the teachings and philosophy of Fukuoka during his career as a natural farming educator, consultant, editor and author.

The New York Review of Books republished the English language translation in celebration of it's 30th Anniversary in June 2009. A 30th Anniversary celebration in Tokyo, Japan featured remarks by Larry Korn about his experience as a student of Fukuoka, the process of translating the book and its impact on the world.

In celebration of the republication, Larry will be touring and speaking about The One-Straw Revolution throughout the Pacific Northwest throughout 2011. He will also be teaching a number of permaculture-related courses and seminars. See Calendar of Events.

Video About Masanobu Fukuoka

This newly produced September 2010 video about Masanobu Fukuoka and the principles of 'The One-Straw Revolution' features narration and photos provided by Larry Korn, editor and translator of 'The One-Straw Revolution.' Watch Video.

Included is rarely seen vintage footage of Fukuoka-san and his farm from the film 'The Close to Nature Garden with Masanobu Fukuoka,' courtesy of Rodale Press and Bullfrog Films.

Agroinnovations Podcasts

Educator, author, and permaculture activist Larry Korn discusses the life and philosophy of Masanobu Fukuoka, permaculture pioneer and author of The One-Straw Revolution. Larry has been an active student and practitioner of natural farming for several decades, and is well-known for his friendship with Fukuoka and his work as editor of the English language version of The One-Straw Revolution. The Podcasts are available at the Agroinnovations website. There you will also find a blog with links to show notes and followup discussion.

Episode #105 - Part I: The life and times of Masanobu Fukuoka, the mystical experience that formed the basis for his philosophy and farming method, the methods and practice of natural rice farming, Fukuoka’s self-regenerating orchard, natural methods for pruning fruit trees, and Fukuoka in the context of Japanese spiritual traditions.

Episode #106 - Part II: Discussion of Larry’s relationship with Fukuoka through the years, the translation and publication of The One Straw Revolution, Fukuoka’s world travels, his hope for the future of world agriculture, the making of seed balls, and the difficulties Fukuoka had in conveying his message to oth



The text being discussed is available at http://www.onestrawrevolution.net/
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