3007Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: is Fukuoka a form of Permaculture.
- Jun 16, 2003
> Does anyone have at hand "The Road back to Nature" by Fukuoka?i just reread the paragraph " the 3 don quixotes and he doesn't say much
> Please find the section near the back of the book were Fukuoka talks
> about 'Permaculture' and Bill Mollison and write it up as a quote
> here so we can all get straight to the point!
about permaculture apart from his drawing at the end depicting bill
mollisson the blind and wes jackson the death riding backwards don quixote
donkey while masanobu is hanging on the tail and swinguing back and forth .
all trying to stop that donkey from running widly over the cliff by
returning to nature , but their efforts are all in vain.
he asked the audience : <what would you do ?>
then he drew President Reagan standing on the donkey neck and dangling a
carrot in front of its nose .
< what is this carrot?.>
one person replied:< Money>....
are you refering to something else than this paragraph ?.
What i am deducting is that Masanobu do stop trying to ride the donkey
especially backward while the carrot is still hanging in front and
attracting this crazy donkey to its own sabotage. he still try to stop it
but without conviction and it doesn't seem a confortable way of doing it (
at least Bill Mollison made its place confortable <raising quite a
following among organic farmers advocates thoughout Australia and the US).
I have observed so often this phenomenon in many fields , somebody being in
touch with a potentially revolutionary approach and washing it down to make
it honorable and acceptable ......
permaculture seems to me an attempt to makes scientific agriculture less
obviouslly against nature but doesn't touch the fundamental : the "need "
IMO that is why Masanobu is into direct contact with the hopeless.
the bible said something about the meeks .....
we in australia or americas are way to confortable to renounce totally to
the thrill of being in control.
and we have good conscience, we created permaculture as an alibi to continue
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