Monday, November 15, 2010

Fukuoka - The One Straw Revolution

"Man's time and nature's time are completely different... There is no time nor space! Man does not know anything about time, the universe." - Masanobu Fukuoka

Before there was permaculture there was Masanobu Fukuoka, author of The One Straw Revolution. He said, "My ultimate dream is to sow seeds in the desert. To revegetate the deserts is to sow seed in people's hearts. The greening of the desert means sowing seeds in people's hearts and creating a green paradise of peace on earth."

He is the unrecognized father of no-till gardening and modern permaculture, the man whose methods of working with nature have been adapted without giving credit to its origins, (as is typical of Western man). I read Fukuoka's One Straw Revolution in 1978/88 and it revolutionized my thinking. I was able to apply his insights to the cultivation of the human mind ..

Fukuoka in Greece Part 1 - Fukuoka in Greece Part 2