The One-Straw Revolution is one of the founding documents of the alternative food movement, and indispensable to anyone hoping to understand the future of food and agriculture. Michael Pollan Fukuoka's do-nothing approach to farming is not only revolutionary in terms of growing food, but it is also applicable to other aspects of living, (creativity, child-rearing, activism, career, etc.) His holistic message is needed now more than ever as we search for new ways of approaching the environment, our community and life. It is time for us all to join his 'non-movement. Keri Smith author of How to be an Explorer of the World Japan s most celebrated alternative farmer...Fukuoka s vision offers a beacon, a goal, an ideal to strive for. Tom Philpott, The One-Straw Revolution shows the critical role of locally based agroecological knowledge in developing sustainable farming systems. Sustainable Architecture With no ploughing, weeding, fertilizers, external compost, pruning or chemicals, his minimalist approach reduces labour time to a fifth of more conventional practices. Yet his success in yields is comparable to more resource-intensive methods...The method is now being widely adopted to vegetate arid areas. His books, such as The One-Straw Revolution have been inspirational to cultivators the world over. New Internationalist. --New Internationalist
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