The One-Straw Revolution, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Applied ecology
  • ISBN: 9781590173138



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Not just a book about organic farming, this is also a book about living in harmony with the way things actually are. For example, the author says that if you prune a fruit tree one time, it will begin to grow in an unnatural way and you will have to keep pruning it forever; even natural fertilizers should be applied very sparingly; and so forth. But most importantly, to me, the author simply went out into the countryside and started living the way he wanted to live; he didn't waste any time on crusading or campaigning.

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Fukuoka is a wise and philosophical Japanese farmer. He tells how to raise food without all the effort, and yet still get the same or better results. No weeding, no plowing. His method improves the soil every year. And he does all this on the side of a mountain. An incredible read.