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"Natural Farming" refers to a philosophy and set of principles for the cultivation of food for humans, by facilitating the development of complex ecosystems in observance of, and out of respect for all nature.

Natural Farming (also called "Do-Nothing Farming") was developed and popularized by Masanobu Fukuoka who authored several books on the subject, and traveled to many countries in his later years, applying and sharing his knowledge and wisdom about nature and natural processess.

"Natural Farming" refers to a philosophy and set of principles for the cultivation of food for humans, by facilitating the development of complex ecosystems in observance of, and out of respect for all nature.

Natural Farming (also called "Do-Nothing Farming") was developed and popularized by Masanobu Fukuoka who authored several books on the subject, and traveled to many countries in his later years, applying and sharing his knowledge and wisdom about nature and natural processess.

List of Notable Natural Farmers:

  • Masanobu Fukuoka
  • Panagiotis Manikis
  • Bhaskar Save
  • Yoshikazu Kawaguchi
  • Sepp Holzer
  • Raju Titus

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Any scythe users out there?

In natural farming and no till efforts I've found the European/Austrian scythe to be an invaluable tool. And one that demands a huge amount of knowledge and skill from its user :) Very challenging, but very rewarding. So versatile and useful, I can't imagine NOT having one. And yet they are still fairly uncommon...

I know Fukuoka-san made use of them (Korn mentioned him mowing his orchards twice a year with a scythe), although I have zero info on which styles he may or may not have used...

Anyone else using scythes? It would be nice to find others online to talk about the details of the care and use of them. Thanks for reading! Now I'm off to mow...

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2023/07/13
12:22 UTC

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FFJ

Hi all I have an abundance of black berrys that grow by me. Has anyone ever made FFJ out of blackberries?

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2023/07/05
22:18 UTC

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How To Kiwi farming

Agriculture technology

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2023/06/30
14:19 UTC

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Bhu Farm Vlogs: Free Range Chickens, Ducks, Turkeys & a special guest.

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2023/03/06
07:23 UTC

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Bhu Farm Vlogs: Free Range Chickens, Ducks, Turkeys & a special guest.

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2023/03/06
07:22 UTC

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Does Season matter in Natural Farming?

I know my question sounds stupid

I am new to this who thing actually

Got project on Organic Farming

and from there hear about Natural Farming

I just wanted to ask

does the growing season of the crop you are planning on growing matters?

I know

the question is stupid

please forgive me if my question annoys you

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2023/02/15
16:25 UTC

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hey guys so i have land in kakheti (georgia) and i have a pond in it in kakheti drought are common things so i have the pond to make sure my plants don’t die but in summer the pond dries out so do you guys have any plant or some suggestions to fight that

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2023/02/05
22:23 UTC

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The Japanese version of One Straw Revolution

I finally got a copy of Fukuoka's One Straw Revolution from Amazon.co.jp. I have been reading the free English translation for many years now. This Japanese ebook is a must have in my collection of good books.

One Straw Revolution

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2022/11/23
00:54 UTC

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New Member @Kris Food Forest - Malnad Gidda Cow delivered

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2022/06/04
08:57 UTC

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A Windy Rainy day at the farm with Laila and Max

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2022/05/27
06:05 UTC

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LG MANOJ SINHA ADDRESSES FIRST ZONAL CONVENTION ON NATURAL FARMING AT SKUAST-JAMMU

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2022/04/06
06:02 UTC

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Andhra Pradesh extends support to SC women farmers for natural farming push

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2022/01/28
08:04 UTC

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Creating a databank of parites involved in organic/natural farming of India.

Hi guys, I intern for the NCNF (National Coaltition of Natural Farming), which is a government body based in India. A study showed that the information available online for natural/organic farming in India was mostly false or scams. Thus we intend to create a database of knowlege providing poeple, suppliers, institutions that provide quality training on organic/natural farming and soon. It would be great if you guys could drop any details you know or links. Thank you.

International details are also welcome.

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2021/06/18
03:13 UTC

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Natural farms in US

After reading One Straw Revolution, Ive been really interested in learning more about natural farming. I am looking to gain some first hand knowledge and experience with natural farming this summer so I was wondering if there was anyone that knew of some good farms in the US that practice farming the Masanobu Fukouka way. I would be really grateful if anyone could share any they knew of. Thanks so much!

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2021/05/08
22:50 UTC

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Ants eating EVERYTHING!

Hi, So this is our first garden, and we're experimenting with natural farming principles. The thing is only a very few plants are growing because the ants have eaten EVERYTHING. Seeds, sprouts, small plants, we've tried it all, but it is just gone... We've tried sprinkling cinnamon, citrus, and chili to see if we can keep them off but no... So, do any of you have any tips? Experiences?

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2020/07/04
09:17 UTC

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