The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming

Written by:
Masanobu Fukuoka
Narrated by:
David Shih

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2017
5 hours 7 minutes
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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E B.

There are natural farming ideas in here that I really like and many seem to be aligned with many different Indigenous food ways. Beyond that, this book feels really cult-y to me.

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I can’t believe that I didn’t know about Masanobu Fukuoka until very recently. Excellent transportation, sometimes even better than the original Japanese.

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