Tag Archives: permaculture

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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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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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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Developing the Simple

I have been casting about for ways to earn a little money here at Chapel Peak as you might have noticed from recent posts such as A Question and Walking Tours. I find myself so far from anywhere that, perhaps … Continue reading

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Call for Assistance

To a world caught up in the busyness of getting and staying ahead of the game, a life exploring the spiritual through meditation and work practice in nature must seem a scandal. But this zen/permaculture teacher would like to offer … 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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