11039Re: [fukuoka_farming] Read this book?
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Senior Researcher and Deputy Director, Agricultural Experiment Station
International Nature Farming Research Center, Hata, Nagano 390- 1401, Japan
Previously I read somewhere, which i can't find now -let us know briefly please
if you have found this, or correct me if i'm wrong-, that Hui-lian Xu has worked
in this Agricultural Experiment Station, in Nagano Japan, for seven years?
Thanks, i suppose, Brian Covert for posting this free-book link. Thanks also so
very much for the photos previously Brian; I don't know where to start saying
the magnitude of how grateful i am for the photos of *practice* continuining in
Secretly-for-irony, for instance for not spoon feeding readers about how
to simply google search, and for instance also for not precluding the Indian
publisher from making some revenue from us members of the 'wealthy world', i
kept that (secret), previously when i posted here about the book at:
International Nature Farming Research Center (INFRC)
The International Nature Farming Research Center was established with the
objectives of enhancing economic stability of farmers and producing nutritious
and good quality food for human consumption, through research and extension
programs of agricultural techniques based on ecological principles that preserve
the natural environment. These objectives follow the philosophies of Mokichi
Okada, the founder of Nature Farming, which state "Respect Nature and Conform to
Its Laws" and "Allow the Living Soil to Exhibit Its Great Potential Abilities."
Nature Farming has been practiced and handed down over generations by supporters
of Okada's philosophy even during the times when it was thought that agriculture
cannot progress without using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Today we find
attention being focused on the need for food safety and environmental
protection. Therefore Nature Farming has been highly appraised for its role in
these times. This is confirmed by the fact that the Center has been approved as
a foundation by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and remains
active in developing and spreading Nature Farming as an alternative agricultural
Mokichi Okada advocated the principles of his farming method.
The International Nature Farming Development Center was established.
The International Nature Farming Research Center was established as a
The Center was approved as a registered certification organization for the JAS
Organic Certification Program.
Okada-Mokichi-following nature farming 自然農法 - see also related:
There's Okada-Mokichi-following nature farming 自然農法 here in Australia. That farm
here calls it, in English, "pure farming" or sometimes calls it, in English,
Some previous posts about Okada Mokichi nature farming, and outgrowths from it
of Shumei, see:
Once again in some posts here in this group Bob Monie thinks that the phrase
"nature farming" is used to distinguish it from Fukuoka Masanobu sensei's
"natural farming", but this is wrong. I'm speaking pedantically (&
scientifically) when i say: misunderstanding losses in translation from the
Japanese by the English phrase "natural farming"; Given that the Japanese is the
same phrase shizen nōhō 自然農法, in both Fukuoka Masanobu sensei's and Okada
Mokichi's (Japanese) writings. Bob Monie made that up evidently. Reading the
Japanese dictionary definitions of shizen 自然 help to understand what shizen
means, guessing doesn't, positing a guess of one of the many meanings of the
English words nature or natural doesn't. Of the many widely used meanings of the
English word nature or natural, perhaps pedantically (& scientifically on
words) the nearest English meaning is:
In quoting, incorrectly Bob wrote:
"The Shumei "natural agriculture" is often called "nature farming" to
distinguish it from Fukuoka's "natural" farming."
Cheers & respect (genuine) to Bob, and to all, all life,
south eastern Oz.
From: Ohkubo-Covert <inochi4@...>
Sent: Thu, 16 September, 2010 7:26:10 AM
Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Read this book?
Thanks for the info on the book "Nature Farming in Japan" by the
For fellow list members here who haven't seen it, we can access this
same book online -- for free -- in its entirety at this link:
On 2010/09/14, at 21:06, Brian Pellerin wrote:
> AUTHOR: Xu, Hui-lian
> TITLE: NATURE FARMING IN JAPAN
> DATE: 2006
> ISBN: 9788130801193
> I just obtained a copy from my college. Looks very interesting with
> all the references to Fukuoka and his techniques!
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