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8531Re: [fukuoka_farming] Gajin Tokuno

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  • Michael Meredith
    Jan 1, 2009
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      Did I send you this one?
      What do you think of it?

      http://newsagency.thecheers.org/Science/news_19828_Fertile-soil-in-ancient-Amazon-site-may-help-to-curb-global-warming.html

      Michael
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      From: Dieter Brand <brand.dieter@...>
      To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 4:25:42 AM
      Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Gajin Tokuno


      Bob,

      Why would a natural farmer not use wood ashes?

      Dieter

      On 12/31/08, Michael Meredith <meredith848@ yahoo.com> wrote:
      > OK< so who's doing azomite, charcoal , and sonic bloom in their weed garden
      > but me?
      > Michael
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      > From: Robert Monie <bobm20001@yahoo. com>
      > To: fukuoka_farming@ yahoogroups. com
      > Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 8:30:01 PM
      > Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Gajin Tokuno
      >
      >
      > Hi,
      >
      > Tokuno's "Let Nature Do the Growing' is available used on abebooks.com for
      > about $5.95, if you want a copy. He was a splendid illustrator and his book
      > (if you can get past the sometimes obscure translation of the plant names)
      > is a great introduction to Asian vegetables for westerners not familiar with
      > their appearance or how to grow them.
      >
      > But he was not a natural farmer or a forest gardener. He used wood ash and
      > other ashes as fertilizer.
      >
      > Bob Monie
      > New Orleans, La 70119
      > Zone 8
      >
      > --- On Mon, 12/29/08, Dieter Brand <brand.dieter@ gmail.com> wrote:
      >
      > From: Dieter Brand <brand.dieter@ gmail.com>
      > Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Gajin Tokuno
      > To: fukuoka_farming@ yahoogroups. com
      > Date: Monday, December 29, 2008, 3:36 AM
      >
      > Hank,
      >
      > I have heard about the author but I didn't read any of his books.
      > Tokuno used to be an illustrator and author of children books. He
      > even received a Manga award, if I remember correctly. In the 80s, he
      > started writing gardening books on "how to grow vegetables without
      > chemicals." His main interest appears to be "companion planting" and
      > "growing vegetables in small spaces." He is the author of numerous
      > books in Japanese and is generally associated with the broad spectrum
      > of Natural Farming in Japan.
      >
      > Dieter Brand
      > Portugal
      >
      > On 12/28/08, La Clarine Farm <laclarinefarm@ att.net> wrote:
      >> Does anybody have any experiences with author Gajin Tokuno (wrote a book
      >> called "Let Nature Do The Growing")? Any opinions?
      >>
      >> Thanks,
      >>
      >> Hank
      >>
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