The One-Straw Revolution

Download or Read eBook The One-Straw Revolution PDF written by Masanobu Fukuoka and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2010-09-08 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The One-Straw Revolution

Book Synopsis The One-Straw Revolution by : Masanobu Fukuoka

Call it “Zen and the Art of Farming” or a “Little Green Book,” Masanobu Fukuoka’s manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book “is valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical. It is an inspiring, necessary book about agriculture because it is not just about agriculture.” Trained as a scientist, Fukuoka rejected both modern agribusiness and centuries of agricultural practice, deciding instead that the best forms of cultivation mirror nature’s own laws. Over the next three decades he perfected his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Whether you’re a guerrilla gardener or a kitchen gardener, dedicated to slow food or simply looking to live a healthier life, you will find something here—you may even be moved to start a revolution of your own.

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  • Total Pages – 226
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781590173923
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One-Straw Revolutionary

Download or Read eBook One-Straw Revolutionary PDF written by Larry Korn and published by Chelsea Green Publishing. This book was released on 2015 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
One-Straw Revolutionary

Book Synopsis One-Straw Revolutionary by : Larry Korn

One-Straw Revolutionary is the first book to offer an intimate look at the philosophy and work of one of natural farming's most influential practitioners - Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka. This offers readers a rare insight into natural farming and what Mr. Fukuoka was like as a person. It explains how simple farming naturally actually is and why it offers our only real hope for reestablishing a wholesome relationship with the earth.

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  • Publisher – Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Total Pages – 250
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781603585309
  • ISBN-13 – 1603585303

Sowing Seeds in the Desert

Download or Read eBook Sowing Seeds in the Desert PDF written by Masanobu Fukuoka and published by Chelsea Green Publishing. This book was released on 2012 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Sowing Seeds in the Desert

Book Synopsis Sowing Seeds in the Desert by : Masanobu Fukuoka

Argues that the Earth's deteriorating condition is man-made and outlines a way for the process to be reversed by rehabilitating the deserts using natural farming.

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  • Publisher – Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Total Pages – 219
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781603584180
  • ISBN-13 – 1603584188

The Natural Way of Farming

Download or Read eBook The Natural Way of Farming PDF written by Masanobu Fukuoka and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Natural Way of Farming

Book Synopsis The Natural Way of Farming by : Masanobu Fukuoka

...A natural way of farming that renounces all human knowledge and intervention. - preface.

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  • ISBN-10 – 8185987009
  • ISBN-13 – 9788185987002

The Soil and Health

Download or Read eBook The Soil and Health PDF written by Albert Howard and published by A Distant Mirror. This book was released on 2020-03-22 with total page 463 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Soil and Health

Book Synopsis The Soil and Health by : Albert Howard

This is a newly edited revision of Albert Howard's important text on organic farming and gardening, and the central role of humus in maintaining soil health and fertility. No single generation has the right to exhaust the soil from which humanity must draw its sustenance. Modern agricultural practices, with their emphasis on chemicals, poisons, and toxins, lead to the impoverishment and death of the soil. THE SOIL AND HEALTH is a detailed analysis of the vital role of humus and compost in soil health — and the importance of soil health to the health of crops and the humans who eat them. The author is keenly aware of the dead end which awaits humanity if we insist on growing our food using artificial fertilisers and poisons. Albert Howard (1873-1947) was one of the leaders of the British organics movement in the mid-twentieth century. He was the first westerner to document and publish research on traditional techniques of agriculture, including Indian and Chinese farming and management of the soil. "Agriculture is the fundamental industry of the world and must be allowed to occupy the primary position in the economies of all countries." — Albert Howard CONTENTS 1 - Soil Fertility and Agriculture 1.1 The operations of Nature - The life of the plant - The living soil - The significance of humus - The importance of minerals 1.2 Systems of agriculture - Primitive forms of agriculture - Shifting cultivation - The harnessing of the Nile - Staircase cultivation - The agriculture of China - The agriculture of Greece and Rome - Farming in the Middle Ages 1.3 Soil fertility in Great Britain - The Roman occupation - The Saxon conquest - The open-field system - The depreciation of soil fertility - The low yield of wheat - The Black Death- Enclosure - The Industrial Revolution and soil fertility - The Great Depression of 1879 - The Second World War 1.4 Industrialism and the profit motive - The exploitation of virgin soil - The profit motive - The consequence of soil exploitation - The easy transfer of fertility - The road farming has travelled 1.5 The intrusion of Science - The origin of artificial fertilisers - The advent of the laboratory hermit - The unsoundness of Rothamsted - Artificials during the two world wars - The shortcomings of current agricultural research 2 - Disease in Present-day Farming and Gardening 2.1 Diseases of the soil - Soil erosion - The formation of alkaline land 2.2 The diseases of crops - Sugar Cane - Coffee - Tea - Cacao - Cotton - Rice - Wheat - Vine - Fruit - Tobacco - Leguminous crops - Potato 2.3 Disease and health in livestock - Foot-and-mouth disease - Soil fertility and disease - Concentrates and contagious abortion - Selective feeding by instinct - Herbs and livestock - The maintenance of our breeds of poultry 2.4 Soil fertility and human health 2.5 The nature of disease 3 - The Problem of Manuring 3.1 The origins and scope of the problem - The phosphate problem and its solution - The reform of the manure heap - Sheet-composting and nitrogen fixation - The utilisation of town wastes 3.2 The Indore Process - Some practical points - The New Zealand compost box - Mechanisation - The spread of the Indore Process 3.3 The reception by scientists 4 - Conclusions and Suggestions

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  • Total Pages – 463
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