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Natural Farming


perma-1The term ‘Natural Farming’ comes from a revolutionary approach begun by Masanobu Fukuoka, a japanese scientist. After working as a microbiologist in the 1930’s, he quit this position to ‘return to the natural way,’ through an agriculture more in accord with the rules of nature, an agriculture which understands and collaborates rather than trying to control and exploit. 

Fukuoka became renowned after the publication of his book The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming, which gave him the opportunity to lecture at different international conventions and colleges, such as the Department of Agriculture of UC Davis and Olympic College in Washington, among others. 

At one of these conferences Fukuoka stated that ‘the rebirth of nature is not just a return to the primitive: it means that nature will create a new nature. My method of do-nothing as a return to nature points to the liberation of the human heart’.