Call it aZen and the Art of Farminga or a aLittle Green Book, a Masanobu Fukuokaas manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book ais valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical. It is an inspiring, necessary book about agriculture because it is not just about agriculture.a Trained as a scientist, Fukuoka rejected both modern agribusiness and centuries of agricultural practice, deciding instead that the best forms of cultivation mirror natureas own laws. Over the next three decades he perfected his so-called ado-nothinga technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Whether youare a guerrilla gardener or a kitchen gardener, dedicated to slow food or simply looking to live a healthier life, you will find something hereayou may even be moved to start a revolution of your own.As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book ais valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical.
|Title||:||The One-Straw Revolution|
|Publisher||:||New York Review of Books - 2010-09-08|