Tag Archives: Fukuoka

No. 7 The End of Seedzen

Every end is just another beginning, all beginnings presage their end. And so the world goes. Telling other stories, those that are lithe and light and can adequately respond to the world today, this must now be the work. I … Continue reading

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Natives Versus Aliens

I am working on a large-scale Seedballing project (of which more at another time – however if you happen to have a barren valley, particularly if it is of a single watershed and would like it to be reforested by … Continue reading

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Taking the Path of Natural Farming

At the end if words there is silence. It does not matter where you begin. If you have the determination born of sincerity, then there is no barrier to you passing through the gateless gate. Philosophers, scientists, religious, artists, wherever … Continue reading

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A Deeper Permaculture: Fukuoka’s Koan

We still tell ourselves the story of how human reason emerged out of the twilit world of myth 2500 years ago in Ancient Greece, to then spread around the world so that today there is nowhere that the writ of … Continue reading

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The Sweat of the Brow

I do not know how often I will post over the next 2 weeks. The weather has turned hot and stable, I have food and no distractions, so hope to write the first draft of a novel over these days. … Continue reading

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RCR – Acting

It’s hot, even before 9, as the wind dies and the sun has yet to rise into the leaves. An eagle circles, calling forlornly and then beats its great wings and brushes the ridge as it passes to the other … Continue reading

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Some Practicalities

I like to seed fruit trees wherever I go, and began here at the chapel peak my first year with several hundred seeds. However, I did not expect the wild boar to be quite so successful at finding and eating … Continue reading

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The Rational Animal?

What have we been given? What speaks this unspoken moment in silence? There is – within each of us whether we have experienced it or not, whether we even acknowledge it or not – something understood: Despair in a world … Continue reading

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Improving the World?

Not only ‘God is dead’ but there are very few Christians today who behave as if either God exists or Christ showed the ‘Way, the Truth and the Light’, therefore it is perhaps not surprising to discover that instead of … Continue reading

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Fukuoka and the Action of No-Action Through the Heart Sutra

Fukuoka is seen by some as a sustainable farmer, by others as an organic gardener, yet others see him as a permaculturalist or proponent of a more natural agriculture, and a few actually read Fukuoka and attempt to become natural … Continue reading

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