The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (New York Review Books Classics)
Name it “Zen and the paintings of Farming” or a “Little eco-friendly Book,” Masanobu Fukuoka’s manifesto approximately farming, consuming, and the bounds of human wisdom provides an intensive problem to the worldwide platforms we depend on for our nutrition. even as, it's a non secular memoir of a guy whose cutting edge method of cultivating the earth displays a deep religion within the wholeness and stability of the flora and fauna. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the e-book “is worthwhile to us since it is right away sensible and philosophical. it really is an inspiring, precious booklet approximately agriculture since it is not only approximately agriculture.”
Trained as a scientist, Fukuoka rejected either sleek agribusiness and centuries of agricultural perform, finding out as an alternative that the simplest sorts of cultivation replicate nature’s personal legislation. Over the following 3 many years he perfected his so-called “do-nothing” approach: common-sense, sustainable practices that every one yet do away with using insecticides, fertilizer, tillage, and maybe most importantly, wasteful effort.
Whether you’re a guerrilla gardener or a kitchen gardener, devoted to sluggish nutrients or just seeking to reside a more fit existence, you'll find anything here—you can even be moved to begin a revolution of your individual.