I'm new here too. We live in England and only have a small house, small back
and front garden and an allotment where we try to grow everything we need.
We are not there yet, but every year we get more "home produce".
I mainly do permaculture, but have started two plots on the allotment using
Mr. Fukuoka's principles, but I wasn't using seedballs, I just threw the
seeds on the soils and left it alone. Somehow I was lucky and it rained
quite a lot and everything grows nicely now.
At the moment we have only angora rabbits, chickens, ducks and geese which
provide plenty of natural fertiliser for garden and allotment.
Through my website at http://www.cobbettfarmette.com
I got in contact with
Country Smallholding Magazine and they expressed a lot of interest in what
I'm doing and so I'm writing articles regularly for them about everything I
Last year we also had a couple of sheep, but this year, with foot and mouth
disease raging in this country, we were not allowed to get the mini-pigs and
pygmy goats I wanted to have this year. This is a bit of a setback, but we
won't give up and so we'll just keep our contacts and wait until the
movement restrictions and import bans are lifted to be able to get the
I've read most of Mr. Fukuoka's books many years ago and ever since I wanted
to try it myself and now finally I have the opportunity to do it.