Permaculture II by Bill Mollison is certainly one of my favorite of his writings. It is much more relaxed than Permaculture I. Bill often points in this work to the works of his contemporaries. For instance he cites Masanobu Fukuoka’s four principles of Natural Farming. I felt compelled to publish these in a more enticing format here.
While these principles may seem basic. It is striking to consider how disparate these are from what many farmers, gardeners, and consumers call “natural.”
What would our society look like if these clever tactics (and they are tactics more than rules) were put to use by as many growers that claim them?
Hi Luke, Masanobu Fukuoka is a hero. He had the single most influence on my thinking and then my practice in the garden and I think he was absolutely right.
I have noted the resemblance and entirely agree! Did you find out about his method through The One Straw Revolution, or secondhand?