The One-Straw Revolution : A bite-sized review

Subtitle

One-Straw Revolution : An Introduction to Natural Farming

“Trained as a scientist, Fukuoka rejected both modern agribusiness and centuries of agriculture door. Over the next decade he perfected his so-called do-nothing technique.”

Masanobu Fukuoka – One-Straw Revolution

Author tidbit

The author of the classic book, One-Straw Revolution Masanobu Fukuoka is a philosopher, a scientist and a agricultural revolutionary for pioneering what the Japanese have named shizen nōhō, which roughly translates to natural farming in English. His life work has changed the way many think that farming should look like. Click on his name above for information about the documentary that stemmed from his works.

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 in this gem of a book — you may even be inspired to start a revolution of your own.

Frances Moore Lappe – One-Straw Revolution

Target Market

The One-Straw Revolution is for earthlings that have been brainwashed to believe there is only one way to produce food. Special bonus for: Growers of food that are looking to get their mind blown on a much easier, and much more effective method to accomplish their goals.

What it’s about?

The One-Straw Revolution is a thought-provoking call to action that is mostly about Natural Farming, or what amusingly refers to as “do-nothing” farming; which involves putting aside conventional practices like tilling, weeding, pruning and the use of fertilisers or pesticides. None of which is needed when you farm in a more mindful way that’s in tune with nature.

3 key takeaways

1. Humans don’t understand nature at all.

2. More intervention during farming doesn’t mean better yields.

3. Over-specialization is our Achilles heel.

“Leaders who expect this To be a book on me about farming will be surprised to find that it is also a book about diet, about health, about cultural values, about the limits of human knowledge.”

Masanobu Fukuoka – One-Straw Revolution

1 Pro?

Despite the doom and gloom nature of the subject matter, The One-Straw Revolution is surprisingly optimistic and full of practical solutions to mass-agricultural problems.

1 Con?

It’s an incredibly quick read! As a lover of lengthy books, The One-Straw Revolution seems a bit too short and sweet for my taste.

Cop it or drop it?

Definitely Cop it! The One-Straw Revolution is worth a read, and a solid recommendation to anyone interested in growing food! If more farmers read this book and applied its principles, it would reverse the effects of climate change. This simple little book could change the world if we let it. Go read it, you’ll see that I’m not exaggerating at all.

More about the Documentary : Final Straw

A breathtaking journey through Japan, Korea, and the United States
that turns our perceptions of food and life upside down
in an amazingly simple and poetic way.

Inspired by the works of Masanobu Fukuoka, author of the seminal environmental book The One Straw Revolution, the film weaves together meditative landscapes, an eclectic original soundtrack, and inspiring stories from some of the world’s foremost figures in the natural farming movement. Together they give modern-day relevance to age-old ideas about food, environmentalism, and happiness.

Starring: Yoshikazu Kawaguchi (Japan), Larry Korn (USA), Seong Hyun Choi (Korea)
Supporting Cast: Kristyn Leach, Etsuko Kagamiyama, Ryosok Hong, Maki Sobajima, Kenji Murakami, Yoshiki Yamamoto, Osamu Kita, Kazuaki Okitsu, Dennis Lee
Directors: Patrick M. Lydon, Suhee Kang
Studio: SocieCity Films
Associate Producer: Kaori Tsuji
Running Time: 74 minutes
Languages: English, Korean, Japanese

Click on the link below for more information about the movie including where it can be purchased online.

The Final Straw Documentary
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