Four principles of Natural Farming

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?




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