- Feb 6, 2009-
Larry, Thank you for your response and for your efforts in regards to
the Fukuoka web-site.
Hope you can find some land to enjoy. There is another resource
for NF and that is farmingsecrets.com. I found this on u-tube and
there is also many videos of people demonstrating NF methods.
Permaculture has also incorporated much of Fukuoka's methods and there
is a lot of overlap of knowledge. The ideas and science behind
soil biology is an exploding field knowledge that continues to
Good Luck, Steve
-- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Larry Haftl" <lawrence@...> wrote:
> Hello Thomas, Steve and everyone else,
> I'm Larry Haftl, the creator and owner of the Fukuoka Farming website.
> The website was created when I was living in Oregon and trying to
> natural farming on a 1-acre home site. That ended a few years ago whenmotivation to
> circumstances brought me back to the Chicago area with no place to
> farm/garden. I left the website up but didn't have the time or
> update it. Last month I got a notice that it was time to renew thedomain
> registration. I thought that by now there would be at least one or morepopular than
> websites dealing with natural farming that were better and more
> mine. After doing some research I've found that such is not thecase. I also
> found out that, as Steve pointed out, interest in Fukuoka's methods hasgrown.
> grown significantly but Internet support for that interest has not
> The Fukuoka Farming website is still one of the most popular in thisarea
> even though it has not been updated for several years.vibrant
> What seems to be missing from both the website and the Internet is a
> communications hub for the community of people interested in using,or at
> least understanding Fukuoka's methods to grow food in a moresustainable and
> enriching way. This Yahoo forum is certainly useful, but it is alsolimited.
> The website was built to be an information resource rather than anactive
> communications hub. It can, however, be modified to do just that.Given the
> persistent access to the website and the comments here in this forum, itto be a
> seems worthwhile to do that.
> I've renewed the domain registration and am redesigning the website
> much more effective hub for active communication andcommunity-building for
> people interested in doing and using natural farming. The foundationwill
> always be the philosophy and methods of Masanobu Fukuoka, but Ibelieve the
> scope of the website should be expanded to include information onextending
> and applying that foundation so that more people can adapt andincorporate
> his methods in their practices and projects.would be
> If any of you have suggestions or features and functions you think
> useful in the revised website I would welcome hearing from you eitherI can
> through this forum or through the website.
> Thomas, I just got your email. You have several good ideas that I think
> would be worth incorporating in the revised website. I can do all the
> website's technical stuff. It's what I do as a living and a profession.
> Getting information and translating it into other languages is where
> use help. The Google language translation function currently being usedfarming
> leaves a LOT to be desired. Also, information about a lot of natural
> activities and gatherings is rarely visible on the Internet. Havinga place
> where people can easily post that information will definitely be apart of
> the revision. Thank you for your interest and offer.didn't learn
> To show you how out of touch with natural farming I'd gotten, I
> of Masanobu Fukuoka's death until earlier this week. I've been TOTALLY
> immersed in the world of machining and manufacturing for the last three
> Larry Haftl
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