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  • G. G. Hegde
    Sep 16, 2010
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      Skimmed through the book quickly. I felt this is a good read.

      thanks and regards,
      gg

      On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 3:21 PM, Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...> wrote:

      >
      >
      > Dear firend,
      > There is a lot of diffrence in" Nature farming" and Natural farming
      > (Fukuoka
      > way of farming). Dr Hawards' organic way of farming is also differ from
      > fukuoka farming. Meaning of Organic as per my point of view is Live and
      > tilling is killing. Soil is a group of many microbs is become dead due to
      > tilling.
      > Thanks for the information and book.
      > Raju
      >
      > On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 8:42 AM, Jason Stewart <macropneuma@...<macropneuma%40yahoo.com.au>
      > >wrote:
      >
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > This message's text character encoding is Unicode UTF-8:.
      > >
      > > "
      > > Hui-lian Xu
      > > 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
      > > Japan.
      > > 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:
      > > -> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fukuoka_farming/message/10943
      > >
      > > From:
      > > -> http://www.infrc.or.jp/english/INFRC_Web_2_draft/Organization.html
      > >
      > > "
      > > International Nature Farming Research Center (INFRC)
      > >
      > > ________________________________
      > >
      > > >>>Organization
      > > ________________________________
      > >
      > > >>>
      > >
      > > Establishment
      > > 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
      > > option.
      > >
      > > History
      > >
      > > 1935:
      > > Mokichi Okada advocated the principles of his farming method.
      > >
      > > 1982:
      > > The International Nature Farming Development Center was established.
      > >
      > > 1985:
      > > The International Nature Farming Research Center was established as a
      > > foundation.
      > >
      > > 2000:
      > > 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:
      > > http://www.shumei.org/
      > > http://www.shumei-na.org/
      > > http://www.shumeicrestone.org/
      > >
      > > 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,
      > > "macrobiotic farming".
      > >
      > > Some previous posts about Okada Mokichi nature farming, and outgrowths
      > from
      > > it
      > > of Shumei, see:
      > > -> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fukuoka_farming/message/3526
      > > -> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fukuoka_farming/message/3532
      > > -> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fukuoka_farming/message/10144
      > >
      > > 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:
      > > -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nature_(innate)
      > > 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,
      > >
      > > Jason Stewart
      > > south eastern Oz.
      > >
      > > ________________________________
      > > From: Ohkubo-Covert <inochi4@... <inochi4%40mac.com> <inochi4%
      > 40mac.com>>
      > > To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com <fukuoka_farming%40yahoogroups.com><fukuoka_farming%
      > 40yahoogroups.com>
      >
      > > Sent: Thu, 16 September, 2010 7:26:10 AM
      > > Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Read this book?
      > >
      > > Brian,
      > >
      > > Thanks for the info on the book "Nature Farming in Japan" by the
      > > Chinese author.
      > >
      > > 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:
      > >
      > > > http://www.trnres.com/ebook/uploads/rsxu.pdf
      > >
      > > Brian Covert
      > > Hyogo, Japan
      > >
      > > 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!
      > > >
      > > > Brian
      > >
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      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      > --
      > Raju Titus. Hoshangabad.India.
      > +919179738049.
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