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Old 04-07-2011, 04:04 PM
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Larry Korn (http://www.larrykorn.net) gives and overview of the works of the spectacular Masanobu Fukuoka, author of The One Straw Revolution (http://onestrawrevolution.net)

Larry talks about how Masanobu Fukuoka had three properties: the house in town, the rice field, and the citrus orchard on the hill.

The spectacular thing about the rice fields is that he had rice production typically greater than his neighbors, without using the equipment or chemicals that his neighbors use. And, on top of that, he pulls a crop of barley off of the same land in addition to the massive rice crop. As another bonus, Masanobu Fukuoka's soil gets richer and richer every year.

Up on the hillside, Masanobu Fukuoka plants a variety of things between the trees. He has a thick, lush jungle of herbacious things like vegetables growing between the trees. Tangerines, asian grapefruit, daikon raddish, mustard, acacia trees, buckwheat, mandarin oranges, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQOG-dBsgzQ

(today's devious plot, if you are into that sort of thing, on the video page click on the share/stumbleupon -- thanks!)
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Thanks for the link, Paul. I just finished reading The One-Straw Revolution, yesterday. I'm glad I read Intro to Permaculture and Gaia's Garden, first. That way I knew the science behind what Fukuoka was doing. Fukuoka would not agree with me, though.

RE: Devious plot. You are a shameless cross poster, Paul. Keep up the good work. And ignore anyone who implies you are less than perfect.

Soon, I will be planting, between my fruit trees: daikon radish, sorghum, millet, sunflower, dill, comfrey, borage, clover, beans, veggies, herbs, flowers. tobacco, etc.. Basically, if I can get my hands on some seed, its going into the grass hayfield, which will be my future orchard/food forest.

Edit: ah , yes. I need some buckwheat.
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I was wondering when permagardening would appear here.
For me it's the only way I can farm my area. I just don't see
me on a tractor belching diesel fumes all day or burning up
my pocket book on fertilizers that won't be available shortly.
Specially when worms are free.

I've been studying permaculture for a couple of years now and
even tried a form of it where I'm living now; sigh. Do NOT ever,
ever, ever move into a place "controlled" by a HOA, what a bunch
of idiots.

Anyhoo, I managed to get a decent fence of sunflower plants up only
to be told they had to come down. Hehe, unfortunately for the hoa
brat, I told him he can't enforce that rule as the sunflower is the states
flower and it's illegal for him to cut it down and I wasn't going to; but I
eventually had to harvest them.

I'm more excited, lately, about grid free power production on homesteads.
Especially as I've a year round creek with a 60 foot fall. Woot.

Not to much longer for me and I can leave the city for good.
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If you guys like fukuoka's stuff, I have a podcast where I interview his past intern/translator Larry Korn. And another with another of his past interns, Helen Atthowe. You can find them on my permaculture podcast.
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If you guys like fukuoka's stuff, I have a podcast where I interview his past intern/translator Larry Korn. And another with another of his past interns, Helen Atthowe. You can find them on my permaculture podcast.
Thank you so much. I was really caught up in the creek restoration process as I've a really old dry creek bed on my place.

Not to mention WOW all the information is a bit daunting but I'm slugging through it. I'm more of a reading guy than audio/video but I do enjoy all 3.

Go to his site; read it, listen to it, apply it. and then Enjoy it; hehe.
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