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10 years 4 months ago #30566 by magpiesnest
hi folks

just got hooked into this site this morning and had a grand
time reading.
I am in one town but own land with other family members in another region.was brought up in a small town, so have never farmed, but worked overseas on farms - no animals would like to have animals..
now i am looking to get on to the land, but am looking to do it the
natural way. Anyone read "the one straw revolution" by masanobu fukuoka. great inspiration in working without heavy machinery
Has anyone else heard or read about this natural farming.
look forward to visiting more now i have found this lifestyle community
magpie:rolleyes:

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10 years 4 months ago #412224 by Hawkspur
Yes, it is a legendary book. I thought I had seen a discussion on here about it, but can't find it.

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10 years 4 months ago #412398 by Belle Bosse
I think I read the start of "The One Straw Revolution" on the internet... a Japanese guy with rice paddies he didnt plough?

You may also be interested in reading about Newman Turner's book Fertility Farming found online at:
www.journeytoforever.org/farm_library/turner/turner1.html

Fascinating reading on how he took a farm in very poor condition and restored the health of the soil and animals using natural methods. I'm still reading my way through it.
Another book that Im reading is "Natural Sheep Care" by Pat Coleby... bought through Koanga Institute shop. www.koanga.org.nz/shop/books-and-dvds?page=3
It is essential reading if you want to improve your animal's health from the ground up. So many illnesses can be avoided!!

My husband and I are interested in running our block organically and by nutrient dense methods for both us and our animals. We are doing our research and reading and planning while we are waiting to get back to develop our block.

Natural Sheep Care and Fertility Fields really brings home the importance of rebuilding health by building nutrient dense crops and pastures. Kay Baxters books (through Koanga Institute)also focus on growing things naturally and in a nutrient dense way.

All the best with your study and reading and planning for your block... I hope you can interest the rest of your family in natural nutrient rich farming... et Bonne chance!

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