>the Buddhist Santi Asoke seem the most motivated to
Fukuoka-style agriculture. I want to learn more about them
and, if possible, contact some of their members.
Me too. Let us know what you find out.
>You say that someone has mentioned
problems with weeds and a breakdown in Fukuoka's system at some
point. Can you tell us where you heard this? Is there anything in
writing to document it?
Heard it from a chap doing agroforestry. i think agroforestry sounds great
by the way. Are you guys into that? It sounds to me totally
Fukuoka-compatable. Is that the case?
Sorry, nothing in writing.
>Perhaps natural farming is not as
productive as industrial style farming. Perhaps it is only more
I the One Straw Revolution, fukuoka was saying that his yields from his
fields were as good as the best in his prefecture, and said that his
prefecture was the best in Japan, so that his might be as good as the best
Isn't one of the list with Fukuoka now? If you're out there, perhaps you
could ask him about it.
>Fukuoka's words and could of course be part of a huge charade.
Not what I was thinking
>But actually for me the 'evidence' exists simply in the voice of Fukuoka in
The One-Straw Revolution. It is of a man who has seen something so simple
and yet so powerful and who goes on to dedicate his life to this insight. I
don't know how you could falsify this voice or express such close knowledge
of nature without actually having experienced it.
Yes I thoroughly agree with you. I think he is wonderful, and I beleive him.
My only concern is that there may have been some things gone unsaid - that
is what the guy was saying. Basically he was saying that it is great, but
not as wonderful as it sounds. I am cuious because there just seems to be
something missing from the equation. Like Bob wrote, perhaps it is peer
pressure, or something unconnected to the actual practicle result. I just
like to be aware of and have a broad perspective of something before
entering it and investing much time and energy. In fact that it why I have
joined this list. Like I say, I am courting. And I thank all of you very
much for helping me with this. Sorry that I don't have anything to offer in
terms of experience. But it's great to be listening in.
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