One-Straw Revolutionary: The Philosophy and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka
by Larry Korn. 288 pages, 2015
A biography of the university agronomist turned natural farmer. The history of Fukuoka’s rice farm and citrus orchard in Japan and the author’s long association with him.One-Straw Revolutionary represents the first commentary on the work of the late Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka (1913 – 2008), widely considered to be natural farming’s most influential practitioner. Mr. Fukuoka is perhaps most known for his bestselling book The One-Straw Revolution (1978), a manifesto on the importance of no-till agriculture, which was at the time of publication a radical challenge to the global systems that supply the world’s food, and still inspires readers today. Larry Korn, who apprenticed with Mr. Fukuoka in Japan at the time, translated the manuscript and brought it to the United States, knowing it would change the conversation about food forever.