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Opening the Way

Sitting on the bench, upon the decking, looking out from the sharp drop of Red Cliff, touched by the rising thermal from Falgo, I wonder at the many birds using the uplift to pass through the Collet de Trentinya nearby. … Continue reading

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Some thoughts about the course

As the previous posts might suggest, the impetus behind the giving of this course comes from the hope of clarifying Fukuoka’s Natural Farming. There have been many who have been inspired on reading The One-Straw Revolution to attempt their own … Continue reading

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Developing the Approach

I would like to take the opportunity over the coming days to develop the actual form of the way outlined briefly in the last post. While this form is closely allied to that outlined in Natural Farming, indeed, is no … Continue reading

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The Five Principles of Natural Farming

Natural Farming recognises that farmers and gardeners must first attend to nature so that they may then learn how to tend. This gentle practice turns farming from the science it has become in the West into a craft; where this … Continue reading

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Wonder!

We have lost our wonder, the simple astonishment at existence. How often do we have the time to get caught, enwrapt, by a bird’s song, the sound of a stream or the extraordinary fact that that one, small pebble, just … Continue reading

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Seedballs

Over the years there has been much excited chatter about the power of seedballs (also known as clay pellets, nendo dango, clayballs), so much so that the idea seems to have evolved into a superstition. However, seedballs are an eminently … Continue reading

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Seedballing Deserts

This is a part from the old masters last book (The One-Straw Revolution: A Recapitulation), giving detailed instructions (philosophically and practically) of how to go about turning deserts green. A. Desert Revegetation According to the Theory of Non-causality When we … Continue reading

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