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One Straw Revolution by Mansanobu Fukuoka --- Book Review

Hello Everyone,

I just finished reading The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming by Mansanobu Fukuoka. It was an awesome book! I really liked it, but I have some issues with it as well, which we will discuss. 532 more words


The One Straw Revolution

“Extravagance of desire is the fundamental cause which has led the world into its present predicament” (110)

—Masanobu Fukuoka

“If there is any one thing that’s unhealthy in America, it’s that is a whole civilization trying to get out of work – the young, especially, get caught in that. 1,126 more words


One-Straw Education

Masanobu Fukuoka was the godfather of modern permaculture… he developed the idea of natural farming and demonstrated that it was possible to live an abundant, satisfying life with a minimum of effort.   975 more words

The One-Straw Revolution

Somehow, despite the profoundly significant work of an inspiring man who showed the world how to farm in harmony with nature… the majority of modern agriculture is still literally dragging it’s knuckles in the dirt and stumbles on thoughtlessly churning up the earth in a futile attempt to increase upon the abundant supply of food the soil can easily provide.   68 more words

Being The Change

Bounty in a Year of Rest

Harvest time has come around once again.  Hot sun and icy breezes fight over which season should dominate, and as the leaves decide whether or not to turn just yet, I look back over the easy rhythm I found with the garden this year. 414 more words

Seasonal Updates

But Why?

While it is interesting to know ‘how’ Crop Stop 2.0 is being shaped, it is important for us to remember ‘why’ it is happening. Eating, buying, and supporting businesses locally is an almost cliched initiative today. 248 more words

Student Posts

One Straw At A Time: Fukuoka's Do-Nothing Revolution

The One-Straw Revolution
Masanobu Fukuoka

A philosophical and spiritual treatise on the natural farming methods developed by Masanobu Fukuoka during his decades of research and practice on his farm on the island of Shikoku, Japan – The One-Straw Revolution espouses a Zen-inspired, no-till, no-cultivation, “do nothing” system that is non-polluting, chemical and fossil fuel-free, and contextualizes human knowledge, effort, and existence within the larger scope of Nature’s processes. 208 more words