Hello, I'm forwarding the latest email regarding Fukuoka's new book: has
anyone read the Japanese text and would like to give a resume?
On more practical matters; while I'm aware that chipped conifers do not
create a beneficial mulch for plants (the breakdown of the lignin is toward
toxic polyphenols and not humic acid), what about Junipers? They are not
conifers, however, I am unsure of using them as I notice they are resistant
to insect breakdown (and normal rot?) as their skeletal remains are to be
found everywhere here, usually following an over exuberant farmer burning
the edges of his field that then engulfs the holm oak/juniper natives
And finally some rain has arrived
From: Darel Henman [mailto:henman@...
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 5:20 AM
Subject: Fukuoka's new book
Here's the current information.
The book is available at Kinokuniya bookstore here in Tokyo. Mr.
Fukuoka and his group live far from Tokyo, but can send the book if not
found here. I don't know anyone locally (in Tokyo) that has read the
Note that the book in only available in Japanese and probably costs
about $15-$20 U.S.. I'm guessing
Fukuoka, or the publisher have not considered translating the book yet.