Tag Archives: Natural Farming

The Future of the Seedzen Project

In this post, again in a different voice in this post and, I suppose, I should include this poem from earlier today, I try to open up just what it is that the Seedzen project is trying to do.  Yet I still do not feel I … 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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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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Fukuoka’s Koan: The Paradox of Reason

It is very difficult today not to accept the growing evidence in areas such as ecology or even quantum physics that all is relationality. The world is an enormous complex system; how, really, can we hope to ever understand one … 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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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 – Forest Soil

I am sitting on a low stool. The ground is black with yesterday’s rain. It’s rich, fungal smell shadows this morning’s forest freshness with decay. The life and lustre of oak seedlings, resproutings and the ivy making its busy way … Continue reading

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RCR – The Noble Path

Fukuoka’s attitude to Permaculture and to its founders’ – and here I include David Holmgren too and his later work on energy descent – is expressed in the last lines quoted in the last post: Scientific, practical human knowledge and … Continue reading

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Further Clarification between Permaculture and Natural Farming

Perhaps it will be useful to explore further the differences between Permaculture and Natural Farming because it seems very few people adequately appreciate the chasm between them. This may well be for perfectly good reason – that Natural Farming resists … Continue reading

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