The One-Straw Revolution

Masanobu Fukuoka


A manifesto about farming, eating and the limits of human knowledge that presents a radical challenge to the global food systems we rely on. Fukuoka, after training as a scientist and becoming distressed about Japan's post-war modernization, returned to his birthplace to put his natural farming ideas into practice. Fukuoka's innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. In this book he shares his "do-nothing" technique of commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage and especially wasteful effort.

Copyright 1978, 1986, 2009, Softcover, 185 pages.

For even more insight into Fukuoka's work, read One-Straw Revolutionary by Larry Korn. It provides a commentary on Fukuoka's work and philosophy, as well as relating how Korn first met Fukuoka on a trip to Japan in the 1970s and how their friendship formed from there. Learn more here.

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